[ntp:questions] FreeBSD or Windows-7 - which to install first?

David Lord snews at lordynet.org
Sat Apr 3 21:22:46 UTC 2010

David J Taylor wrote:
> Folks,
> After our discussions earlier this month, and the failure of my older 
> FreeBSD PC, I have decided to get a new compact PC based on the Intel 
> Atom, which will be used mostly for time serving as a stratum-1 server 
> (GPS/PPS), but occasionally as a Windows-7 test-bed.  So the question 
> arises - which order to install the two operating systems?
> A - Install FreeBSD and add Windows-7?
> B - Install Windows-7 and then add FreeBSD?
> I'm much more comfortable with Windows-7, so I'm tempted by route (B), 
> and I suspect that FreeBSD may play better as being the second OS than 
> Windows-7 would.  I'm very open to comments.

If installing both from scratch I'd put FreeBSD on first as I'm
assuming you're not having full Gnome or KDE desktops so install
should be quick. If Windows messes it up you haven't lost much.
Downside is you might need to reinstall/update FreeBSD to get
both systems bootable.


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