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Old 3rd May 2008
teckk teckk is offline
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FreeBSD wants to be installed on a primary partition.

You'll need a boot loader to boot multiple OS's

You can configure windows for a boot screen. Use at your own risk.
Leave the Master Boot record Untouched

You can try and configure BSD's boot loader to boot both. Not advised.
Install FreeBSD Boot Manager

You can use Grub or Lilo which work fine for multiple booting.

There are booters like this

The problem is usually windows will rebel and refuse to boot if not done right.

You can also install FreeBSD on a seperate drive and leave the windows drive alone. My choice. Best to leave touchy picky windows alone.

Edit: Just reread your post. Yes you can make a boot floppy to boot either. That is a good solution.
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