Freebsd, Debian, Windows on same PC

Jamie White at
Tue Jul 25 00:37:47 BST 2006

On 7/24/06, James O'Gorman <james at> wrote:
> Jamie White wrote:
> > Hi
> > I am looking for the easiest effective way of getting FreeBSD, Debian
> > Linux and Windoze XP. I am going to be putting them on a laptop with a
> > 40 gb HD. I would prefer to use Lilo or Grub as the boot loader.
> > Jamie
> Work out how much space you want to give to each OS (e.g. Windows 10GB,
> FreeBSD 20GB, Debian 10GB).
> Install Windows first. It's happiest being on the first partition if
> there are no other Windows installations.
> Install FreeBSD next - as you want to use GRUB/LILO you might as well
> install Debian last.
> Job done :-)
> (FWIW, I actually have a dev box that has FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD
> installed on it. That was actually more difficult to do than it sounds.
> The NetBSD partitioner confused me somewhat.)
> James

Its is possible for Linux and BSD to share the same swap partition
seeing as neither will be active at the same time.

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