[ntp:questions] FreeBSD or Windows-7 - which to install first?
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Sun Apr 4 05:41:59 UTC 2010
"Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote in message
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> It has been something like eight years since I last did something like
> this. IIRC, I installed windows first and allocated ~1/2 the available
> disk space to Windows. I then installed Solaris 8.
"David Lord" <snews at lordynet.org> wrote in message
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> 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.
Thank you both for your comments and different suggestions! I get the
system next week so I'll let you know what I do and how I get on. I may
well try Windows-7 first, and get NTP working with the serial GPS/PPS
reference as I've had more recent experience with that setup. It might
also highlight anything "nasty" in the Intel Atom BIOS like power-saving
or unwanted clock frequency stepping.
One awful thought I've had is whether I'll need to leave the keyboard
plugged in to get the BIOS to boot! I seem to recall tales of "Keyboard
missing - press F1 to continue"! <G>
This is the motherboard:
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