Maude User on 2005-03-27 19:47:30 -0800:
FreeBSD uses disk slices as opposed to partitions; decide how much
space you want FreeBSD to take up (including swap) and set that
aside. When it comes time to install FreeBSD, you will be able to
allocate the slice as you see fit from the installer, but it will all
be on one partition. You should leave the partition on which you
would like to install FreeBSD blank.
You will not be installing FreeBSD onto an ext2 or ext3 partition.
You probably ought to allocate more than 1MB of swap.
You should not need a boot partition; the FreeBSD boot manager is
installed in the MBR. I have no experience dual-booting FreeBSD and
Windows; you ought to check with someone who has.
I don't know anything about Boot Easy, but I suspect that the FreeBSD
boot manager will be more than sufficient for your needs.
At this point, you ought to make sure you understand that FreeBSD is
not a Linux distribution.
FAT32 is better supported than NTFS.
There is an option during the install to disable it; the statement
that FreeBSD is not compatible with ACPI is incorrect.
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