Installing and Using FreeBSD With Windows 98

Lachlan Cranswick L.M.D.Cranswick at
Mon Feb 5 00:34:52 GMT 2001

I have created some tutorials on this (Win95 and FreeBSD) - same
type of thing.

Tutorials have not been updated from 3.3 due to time limiations
but the trick is to use a bit of freeware/shareware called 
Ranish Partition Manager for DOS/Windows.  This makes it all 
possible and easy to do.  Does the disk partitioning
and has a very easy to use boot manager as part of it.

It can do re-partitioning - but overall I recommend starting
from scratch by doing the partitioning again with
Ranish.  (When Win98/NT, etc takes over your MBR after installing 
- just run Ranish again to reset back to the Boot Manager)

Ranish Partition Manager:

Also, if you want more than 4 operating systems on a single
disk - XOSL can be something to look at.  Open source, GUI
and based around Ranish. (Extended Operating System Loader)

refer: Tricks on creating a Multi Boot PC with more than 4 
   operating System


>Avi Mor wrote:
>> Installing and Using FreeBSD With Windows 98
>> ============================================
>> Oh the pain and frustration that I have endured while trying only to
>> partition my Win98 hard disk.
>> Do you know of any solution that I might employ to repartition a FAT32 disk
>> without having to go to the expense of purchasing Partition Magic, etc?
>> The main problem I am having is that Windows, in all its wisdom, has taken
>> control of my entire hard disk, refusing to let any app that I have tried
>> thus far actually get into the disk's internals in order to create a new
>> partition, by splitting the primary partition which it occupies.
>> Please, please help me such that I can keep some Windows functionality and
>> still gain the power & beauty(?) of FreeBSD.
>> Hoping that you can at least point me in the right direction,
>You need to use fips, which is included in the tools directory (I think)
>on the installation CD. Fips will shift all the windows files to the
>front of the disk leaving space at the end of the disk to install
>another operating system. After running fips you can install FreeBSD as
>normal and you should see the windows parition and an area of unused
>disk space which you can put FreeBSD on.

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