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Can FreeBSD be installed if I use Partition Magic. I am currently running on Windows XP environment. (That is the only primary partition) ..If so how..I keep getting error messages "Could not find Primary Descriptor"..when installing FreeBSD from CD. Am I partitioning wrong, or is XP not compatable?...

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    Can FreeBSD be installed if I use Partition Magic. I am currently running on Windows XP environment. (That is the only primary partition) ..If so how..I keep getting error messages "Could not find Primary Descriptor"..when installing FreeBSD from CD. Am I partitioning wrong, or is XP not compatable?
    Andrew Guest

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    > Can FreeBSD be installed if I use Partition Magic. I am currently running on 

    If you're going to run FreeBSD you don't need Windows XP anymore. So the
    CD installation is quite easy. Just boot from the CD, delete all paritions and choose
    "use entire disk".

    Besides that, the install procedure is quite well explained in the doentations.

    regards,

    Manuel Burki
    Manuel Guest

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    Default RE: Windows XP & Partition Magic

    Andrew & Alissa Wyderka:
     
     
     
    installing 
    compatable?

    In general FreeBSD works with Windows XP side by side. Do
    you get this error message while booting from CD, during
    preparation of partitions or installation or at the first
    boot of an installed system? What's the role of Partition
    Magic? If you made room for FreeBSD with Partition Magic
    then you don't need it anymore and it might be totally
    unrelated to your problem.

    Bjorn

    Bjorn Guest

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    Andrew & Alissa Wyderka wrote:
     
    I used PM to split my XP disk in two before installing FreeBSD. What did you do with PM? From memory, the new partition you create should be of type "unused" since PM doesn't know about FreeBSD partition types.

    Without more information it will be hard to help you. But what you are trying to do can be done.

    --Alex


    Alex Guest

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