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Date:      Wed, 25 Mar 2009 10:58:51 -0400
From:      Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu>
To:        Mehul Ved <mehul.n.ved@gmail.com>
Cc:        Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, Harold Hartley <wheelie207@gwi.net>
Subject:   Re: installing freebsd on windows
Message-ID:  <20090325145850.GA27272@gizmo.acns.msu.edu>
In-Reply-To: <c1e7523f0903250752y51932d68pe2967cb4102d6fcb@mail.gmail.com>
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On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 08:22:31PM +0530, Mehul Ved wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 7:44 PM, Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu> wrote:
> > I don't know what Ubuntu does.
> 
> What ubuntu does is
> 1) Install ubuntu as a windows program
> 2) Run the ubuntu installer as any other win32 installer
> 3) Ubuntu is installed on a clean NTFS partition
> 4) Use windows bootloader
> So, you install and uninstall ubuntu from within windows. But, to
> switch between windows and ubuntu you have to reboot.
> This is what I have gathered from other people. I haven't used it
> myself. Probably the wubi[1] page would have more information on this.
> 
> 1. http://wubi-installer.org/faq.php#internals

Thanks for the explanation.

I would rather have FreeBSD installed on a good UFS2 slice than
an NTFS partition.   I would much rather have it cleanly separate
from MS-Win - not even booting it.    I don't want my FreeBSD system
dragged down by MS baggage.

////jerry


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