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Old 8th September 2011
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Default Dual Booting Questions

Since my openbsd's installation is not working well with the nvidia video card,i intend to dual boot OpenBSD with a linux distro or with FreeBSD.

But i have some questions first:

The installation i want to make is on a 250 hard disk should be like this;

-OpenBSD partition 220 gb
-Linux or FreeBSD partition 30gb(OK it want be excactly 30 i know that).

1)If i choose Linux i want it to be ext2 so i can share files between the OSes correct?

2)On the other hand if i choose FreeBSD it should be UFS1 correct?

3)Which OS should i install first?

On the "INSTALL.linux" on the FAQ it says ""If you are starting from scratch, it is better to install Linux first."

On the other hand in order to gain some additional info i downloaded a pdf copy of "Absolute OpenBSD" and says the opposite ;

"if you are sharing a hard drive between OpenBSD and Linux, install OpenBSD first. Both Linux and FreeBSD can
recognize OpenBSD partitions and will easily work around them.
Linux can read OpenBSD file systems, if you have a Linux kernel that supports BSD disklabels."

Which one should i trust?

4)Independently of which OS i install first should i give it all the space and then repartition it using the second OS installation?

5)Do i need to swap partitions?One for each OS?

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