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Ignore this stuff unless you have a very unusual disk. You can read from NTFS with out any problems in LINUX. It will make atleast three partitions (/, /home, swap) be default. You can mount and read your MS slices from FreeBSD, but you cannot write to an NTFS slice from FreeBSD (the last I knew anyway, maybe you can now). Source

I have 512MB, so should my Linux swap partition > be 1024MB?) Again, why would you ask about Linux swap on a FreeBSD list? Advertisement Recent Posts LED controller doesn't work? but I don't want to buy a new box for Linux. Squeeze the MS slice down to whatever size you want it. http://askubuntu.com/questions/868843/questions-about-dual-booting-and-brand-new-ssd

If I make a second logical partition for WinXP, does it have to be NTFS? As you can see I'm not sure of the best ways to set this all up or if it even really matters. I Don't want to lose the O/S and data on my master HDD.

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  • Hoping to get this done soon. #6 Slickone, Feb 2, 2003 Slickone Diamond Member Joined: Dec 31, 1999 Messages: 6,120 Likes Received: 0 ^ #7 Slickone, Feb 2, 2003
  • I know some people feel that FreeBSD people are more generally informed than Lusers and MS slavies, but really, you should direct your questions to those involved with those things.

goto the system devices section and find the "advanced configuration and Power interface (apci) bios." goto properties and then the driver tab. Just because you have a large Windows partition doesn't mean you also have a large Windows installation. If both /home and /usr are on seperate partitions, the main root partition (/) can be smaller by comparison. Stating the accessing time like 8 nanoseconds or 7 nanoseconds shows the real speed of the memory.

Reply With Quote 06-17-01,03:30 PM #5 EvilAjax View Profile View Forum Posts View Blog Entries Visit Homepage n00b pWn3r! For Windows users still tied to Windows, I would recommend using Ubuntu in VirtualBox or setting up a dual-boot with Wubi (no partitioning necessary). All I see is how to set up and install the 2nd O/S...Not how to manipulated them after already being installed. https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-boot-and-partitionmagic-question-s.96779/ If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

That is the appropriate place to ask for help. There can also be breakage in an upgrade, so reinstalling is the safest way to do an upgrade. Study first and then you will see that you can forget about this stuff. > (5) I would like to be able to see DOS files from FreeBSD. GParted - available as the default partitioning program for Ubuntu's Desktop CD.

select "update driver". https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2005-March/082802.html I don't think you have to put in a slice for those MBR utilities. But after deleting the W2K on my master HDD other partition, my system didn't recognized the ghosted one on my slave HDD. i want to dual boot windows xp and my current version of windows me.

So FAT32 can go out the window—one less partition to worry about and none of the limitations of FAT32 (no file permissions, lots of fragmentation, and a file size limit of this contact form WHen windows comes back up, it will continue to update drivers (do the same as before), and ask to restart again. And a post from Adrian about APIC and ACPI. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

on seperate partitions. Now, if you're a veteran, you know how to fix whatever you've broken. An older BIOS still might, but it is basically an obsolete thing. have a peek here No.

I have 512MB, so should my Linux swap partition be 1024MB?) ....(b) Should the Linux swap partition be FAT, FAT32, ext2 or ext3? ....(c) Should the Linux swap partition be a How to plan operationally the installation(s) is of course up to you. Squeeze the MS slice down to whatever size you want it.

And even though BIOS LBA still has an 8GB limit, that's not a problem as long as my first slice is DOS (which it is) because it will actually start at

Just look at the total sizes of the slices. ////jerry Jerry Guest March 28th,10:04 PM #4 Re: Questions using PartitionMagic for dual-boot with WinXP-Pro Jerry - Thank you for your crjdriver, Sep 24, 2002 #4 vijayr Joined: Mar 28, 2002 Messages: 137 hi i dont think you can convert a ntfs partiton to any other without a data loss. Your email cleared up both these issues. Anyway you want it at least some bigger than your memory like 1 1/4.

I can't speak to PM's abilty to convert from NTFS to FAT32 as I have not tried that. How to behave with a colleague who suffered the loss of a close family member? Its general guidelines and principles are still valid, but at this point in computing history, I think the idea of a traditional dual-boot with separate partitions for each OS and then Check This Out This is because MS-DOS drivers assume they can write directly to the 8259 PIC (APIC did not exist yet in those days!) and its associated IDT entries.

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To illustrate, suppose your drive contains 1000 storage sectors -- if some stray fragment of a Windows file lives in sector 917, then you would only be able to allocate 83 The time now is 03:09 AM. Defragging is optional because not all files will be placed in the front such as swap file and many other log files after you reboot from Windows XP. Those are either Linux or third party things, not related to FreeBSD. > > (2) Should the file system for my Linux partition be ext2 or ext3? > > (3) Do

I finally figured that since I was making a ghost image anyway, it was faster and 100% effective to simply use an NT install to create the 8GB partition and then I'm sure you do not have enough disk space left because of Windows XP. AnandTech Forums: Technology, Hardware, Software, and Deals Home Forums > Software > Software for Windows > Toggle Width Style Anandtech default style Home Contact Us Help Terms and Rules Privacy Policy The one I am currently testing is by changing from the acpi bios to the plug'n play bios in the device manager (it seemed the easiest way, since I wouldn't have

No, create an account now. I heard that it could also be FAT or FAT32, and that way any OS could access it? (5) I would like to be able to see DOS files from FreeBSD. I don't see any FreeBSD installation in the plan you outline. Will APIC work w/ 98SE? #4 Slickone, Jan 30, 2003 HumbleFish Senior member Joined: Aug 20, 2001 Messages: 390 Likes Received: 0 Sorry...

Once Windows is set up do I just use the built in "Disk Management" to partition the drive or when I boot from the Ubuntu installer is there an option there Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service.