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 installing freebsd on a windows machine
Author: mike 
Date:   10-01-03 07:26

I'm trying to install freeBSD on a machine with 2 harddrives. one has win98 on it. the other is empty. every page I read on the subject just briefly describes the process. what do I do when the boot floppies are created? Is there an automated process to install the entire OS without the disks?

thanks, mike

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 Re: installing freebsd on a windows machine
Author: .daniel.schrock 
Date:   10-01-03 15:07

you will use them to boot the system. IIRC, the order is kern.flp, then mfsroot.flp. This will boot the system into installation. You can then use an ftp based install to get the system up and running.

When setting up the freebsd portion of you hardisk, don't forget to make the DOS partition active again and don't forget a bootloader... freebsd messes with the master boot record and can render your windows installation useless if you aren't careful.

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