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Mucking with other drive - FreeBSD

>  If you do the install on the new old drive, it will not muck with the MS drive other than to write the MBR to make it know how to boot the FreeBSd drive. Now, of course, you could squeeze the MS junk down and install FreeBSD in a separate slice on the same drive as the MS junk. But, that is a different story. ////jerry  ...

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    If you do the install on the new old drive, it will not muck with
    the MS drive other than to write the MBR to make it know how to
    boot the FreeBSd drive.

    Now, of course, you could squeeze the MS junk down and install FreeBSD
    in a separate slice on the same drive as the MS junk. But, that is
    a different story.

    ////jerry
     

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    > PC bioses only let you boot off of drive C. If you install this 

    This is not a limitation of PC BIOSen in general. As a for-instance,
    I have a PC that will let me boot off of any of the 8 ide hard disks
    that it has attached to its mobo. Many newish PC moboen that I've
    looked at have similar/the same setup where you can choose HDD-0,
    HDD-1... on to HDD-N to boot from.

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    > This is not a limitation of PC BIOSen in general.[/ref]

    Yes, it is.
     

    So do I, it has an onboard ide raid controller as well. This is starting
    to get more common in the very latest systems, maybe the last 2 years of
    manufacture. But the majority of them out there are still stuck with
    booting from the first disk.

    This is one area where the name brand pc's have lagged behind, the cloner
    motherboards
    seem to have had this feature longer

    Ted

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