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  How-To Dual Boot FreeBSD, Linux, and OpenBSD with GNU Grub
Linux's fdisk will only write changes that are compatible with the established conventions but it may become inoperative in the presence of BSD disklabel data from previous installs and unable to write any changes to disk.
FreeBSD's fdisk can always use any unallocated hard disk space, can remove any slices created by any other partitioning software, and can create slices for itself or any other system that will be recognized by all the other systems.
FreeBSD and Linux no longer have this limit, so on machines with newer BIOSs, they can be booted from any disk location.
geodsoft.com /howto/dualboot   (4311 words)

 How-To: GRUB to Boot FreeBSD, Linux, and OpenBSD
FreeBSD numbers its slices from 1 to 4, and Linux its partitions from 1 to 16, rather than starting at 0, so you'll need to reduce a FreeBSD slice or Linux partition number by one to get the right disk partition number.
As long as FreeBSD, Linux and OpenBSD are installed in the location that they are being booted from there should be no significant issues (but I've only installed one OpenBSD system on a second hard disk to test this; on a relocated disk, each started to boot but failed during the boot process).
If Linux is installed after FreeBSD and or OpenBSD and they are bootable, creating a GRUB boot floppy to confirm the configuration and that all systems are bootable from GRUB, before updating the MBR seems prudent.
geodsoft.com /howto/dualboot/grub.htm   (4176 words)

 The FreeBSD Project
FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for x86 compatible (including Pentium® and Athlon ™), amd64 compatible (including Opteron ™, Athlon 64, and EM64T), Alpha/AXP, IA-64, PC-98 and UltraSPARC® architectures.
It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley.
A Comparison of Solaris, Linux, and FreeBSD Kernels
www.freebsd.org   (74 words)

 Linux: Its history and current distributions: Linux vs. other platforms
One reason is Linux and AIX differ in their capabilities and, since they work well together, you can apply each to different types of problems.
Most of the major differences between Linux and AIX stem from the fact that while Linux is well suited to running a interdepartmental server or even a small to medium sized Internet site, it lacks many of the features required to make it suitable for large scale systems.
FreeBSD was later rewritten to remove all encumbered code and to move to a BSD 4.4 base.
www-106.ibm.com /developerworks/library/it-schenk1/schenk3.html   (1495 words)

 WWWsmith: Installation and Configuration of FreeBSD | Linux Journal
Unlike Linux, FreeBSD is (as the name implies) derived from the popular BSD variant of Unix; many features considered standard with Unix these days originated at the University of California, Berkeley.
Although Unix is not traditionally a user-friendly operating system, FreeBSD does have a usable installation process (provided you read the documentation and have a rough idea what you are doing) and requires very little maintenance.
FreeBSD has quite a considerable set of packages and ports; this is, in fact, one of the most attractive attributes of FreeBSD, in addition to its high performance.
www.linuxjournal.com /issue57/2515.html   (3271 words)

 Linux & FreeBSD on a Sony Vaio PCG-R505R/GK
Deleting Windows was not part of the agenda this time, unlike my first Linux installation on a Vaio 505EX/64 last year, when space constraints on merely 2 GB worth of hard disk space dictated getting rid of the legacy system before installing Mandrake at the time.
I should have left what was to become the FreeBSD slice out of the equation altogether, because even if it gets flagged as unallocated, Windows still sees it as D:, and this seems to screw up the disk layout once Linux and BSD have rearranged their own space.
FreeBSD has a set of boot floppies for 5.0 ready to use for this exact purpose: Get the kernel to spin in RAM and do the installation onto your disk entirely via FTP over the network.
www2.gol.com /users/plate/pcgr505rgk.html   (3865 words)

 Linux Binary Compatibility
FreeBSD provides binary compatibility with several other UNIX® like operating systems, including Linux.
It is also reported that in some situations, Linux binaries perform better on FreeBSD than they do under Linux.
There are, however, some Linux-specific operating system features that are not supported under FreeBSD.
www.freebsd.org /doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/linuxemu.html   (259 words)

 ONLamp.com: FreeBSD for Linux Users
Since BSD users primarily attended the Linux classes and the Linux users primarily attended the BSD classes, both groups had an interest in finding out more about their open source counterparts.
It's equally difficult convincing a Linux user that a Unix administrator can achieve all of the functionality of runlevels without using runlevels as it is to convince a BSD user that it takes an entire subdirectory structure of symlinks to manage services.
FreeBSD 5.3 now carries the STABLE tag and is recommended for general use.
www.onlamp.com /pub/a/bsd/2004/11/11/FreeBSD_Basics.html   (2636 words)

A kernel crash dump is a snapshot of system state taken at the time that the kernel crashed, useful for finding and debugging the problem that caused the crash in the first place.
A "Linux Kernel Dump Summit" was recently mentioned on the lkml, with participants from some of the many crash dump projects looking to standardize the dump process and information collected.
In a conversation that began as a request to include the SAS Transport Layer in the mainline Linux kernel, there was an interesting thread regarding specifications.
kerneltrap.org   (1856 words)

 FreeBSD vs Linux vs Windows 2000
FreeBSD is used by Yahoo!, Qwest and many others as their main server OS because of its ability to handle heavy network traffic with high performance and rock solid reliability.
Linux is a Unix-like kernel that must be combined with the GNU system to make a complete operating system.
Linux does not use any version control system so all bug-fixes and enhancements must be emailed back and forth on mailing lists and ultimately submitted to the one person (Linus) who has authority to commit the code to the tree.
people.freebsd.org /~murray/bsd_flier.html   (2202 words)

 FreeBSD, Stealth-Growth Open Source Project
The FreeBSD Project is one of the earliest open source operating system projects, and is a direct descendent of the original open source BSD work performed at the University of California at Berkeley.
Though he acknowledged that a FreeBSD license can be simple to deal with, he thinks the GPL (define) license, under which the Linux kernel is licensed, fosters a better sense of community.
FreeBSD does, however, remain a factor in the infrastructure of the Internet itself, at least according to the founder of the ISC, the group that produces BIND, the dominant DNS (define) tool of the Internet.
www.internetnews.com /dev-news/article.php/3367381   (1142 words)

 bsdforums.org - FreeBSD OpenBSD NetBSD Darwin Mac OSX Linux Unix forums, message boards, discussions and news.
FreeBSD ports management team's Mark Linimon says he is looking to flag the PRs in GNATS that are "regressions" in the base system between FreeBSD 5.X and 6.X. They are looking for very particular things where they know that it worked in 5.4 or 5-STABLE but for some reason no longer works now in 6-STABLE.
FreeBSD x11 developer/committer Dejan Lesjak says that for some time now, xterm has installed its binaries with '-static' prefix.
FreeBSD Release Engineer Ken Smith says that the November monthly FreeBSD snapshots except for sparc64 (still building) are posted to ftp-master and should appear on the mirror sites soon.
www.freebsdforums.org   (1299 words)

 Colin Perkins : Linux/FreeBSD on an IBM ThinkPad X22   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
I resized it to 4 gigabytes, leaving space for a linux partition below the 1024 cylinder limit.
Reboot into Windows 2000, and install bootpart, adding Linux to the Windows boot menu.
Resize the partitions as above, install from the CD (leaving the master boot block untouched), and reboot into Windows 2000 to add FreeBSD to the Windows boot menu using bootpart.
csperkins.org /linux-on-thinkpad-x22.html   (585 words)

 Setting The Record Straight
The Linux community will gain a real benefit from our benchmark report - a new Linux performance documentation project was created in response to our reporting a lack of such documentation.
Martinez failed to consider that his Linux sources may be spreading the FUD instead of Mindcraft.
His sources have a large personal stake in Linux and are paid by companies that also have a lot riding on Linux.
www.mindcraft.com /whitepapers/rebut-abcnews.html   (2740 words)

 FreeBSD -- Is it the perfect Internet server operating system? As close as it comes.
Linux, by comparison, has a license that requires that altered source code as well as the original source code be shipped to users.
FreeBSD can also be used in a variety of Internet situations outside of pure Web serving, especially in situations where security is a paramount consideration.
FreeBSD can be used with good results on an intranet or corporate network, coexisting well with other operating systems.
www.serverwatch.com /stypes/servers/article.php/15915_1299361   (1247 words)

 GNU + Linux Point of Sale for Restaurants and Bars (Index)
ViewTouch is more than great GNU + Linux POS software; it's an unsurpassed combination of virtual interface authoring tools, secure network services, remote management, payment processing services and encrypted data archival.
ViewTouch is based entirely on a GNU + Linux distribution crafted to meet the specific challenges and requirements of the Internet and of the new wireless point of sale opportunities.
It's the future, it's here now and it's a very affordable GNU + Linux POS solution with which you can not only run with 'the big dogs' but with which you can outrun them.
www.viewtouch.com   (733 words)

 FreeBSD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
FreeBSD is maintained by a collaborative development community called the FreeBSD Project, a worldwide team consisting of more than 5,000 developers funneling their work and suggestions to over 200 ‘committer’ developers, who are responsible for maintaining the integrity of the Project.
As a result, Linux, BSD, Solaris, and other forms of UNIX are finding their way into IT departments, both overtly and on the sly.
Linux, FreeBSD, and other forms of Unix can be configured as a firewall right out of the box.
www.osdata.com /oses/freebsd.htm   (2818 words)

 ONLamp.com: More FreeBSD for Linux Users
Note: like Linux, FreeBSD uses the file /etc/fstab to determine how to mount filesystems; however, it does not use the file /etc/mtab.
To end this article, here are the FreeBSD equivalents to some common Linux tasks, as well as some document references to start you in your own research.
Once you're familiar with FreeBSD terminology and some of the design differences between Linux and FreeBSD, you'll find that most of your Linux skills easily transfer over to FreeBSD.
www.onlamp.com /pub/a/bsd/2005/01/13/FreeBSD_Basics.html   (1361 words)

 Bellamy Consulting New Zealand: Internet Software & Security Consulting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Bellamy Consulting, based in Masterton, New Zealand, is a consulting company specialising in "open source" operating systems, such as Linux®, FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD.
Linux®, for example, has been stripped down small enough to run on tiny handheld computing devices, and enhanced to run in clusters, several of which are among the 500 fastest systems in the world.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
www.bellamy.co.nz   (353 words)

 Daemon News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Exploiting FreeBSD and its ports system is a way to provide fast access to a large array of applications that can be instantly deployed and maintained with a minimum impact on existing resources.
The FreeBSD 5 geom(4) framework is an excellent abstraction layer for disk I/O.The GEOM mirror class is a software RAID-1 implementation which can be used even to establish a mirror for the system disk partitions.
The problems with the logo are obvious too: the pen sketch is hard to reproduce, doesn't scale well, and its ragged edges don't look professional; there's way too much going on at once; and most people assume that d(a)emons are evil.
www.daemonnews.org   (1546 words)

 BYTE.com > FreeBSD Versus Linux Revisited   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Now, with the new VM engine in Linux as of 2.4.10, things might look different, so I prepared a new test environment for the benchmark.
Therefore, these benchmarks are not to be taken as a full-out measure of things, but rather as an indication of how we have progressed in the last eight to nine months and to determine whether the new Linux VM performs better against FreeBSD than Linux 2.4.0 did.
On the client side, I used a Mosix cluster of four nodes, one a dual Xeon 500, and three IBM Netfinity 3500 with 733-MHz processors.
www.byte.com /documents/s%3D1794/byt20011107s0001/1112_moshe.html   (694 words)

 FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, MacOS info
FreeBSD version 6 is much more stable than the 5.x series.
FreeBSD is scalable up to at least 12 CPUs (this is as many parallel CPUs as it has been officially tested with), which includes SMP support for Hyper-Threading and multiple cores.
DesktopBSD is the newest FreeBSD variant BSD to make it's way onto the *nix/open source scene.
librenix.com /bsd   (737 words)

 Luigi Rizzo -- FreeBSD-related projects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
When this is the case (marked in the list), check there for their most up-to-date version (the versions present here are just for reference or use on other platforms, and possibly out of date).
There is also an unsupported version for the Meteor which uses a local hack to the /dev/meteor driver: when programmed for Secam mode (one that is useless here), it saves only the lines containing teletext info (lines 7 to 22 here in Italy).
This version is mostly written in C, compiles under FreeBSD and hopefully also Linux and djgpp.
www.iet.unipi.it /~luigi/FreeBSD.html   (701 words)

 FreeOS.com: The Resource Center for Free Operating Systems
Novell plans to begin opening up development of one of its Linux products to outside programmers in a project called OpenSuse, a strategy similar to that taken by rival Red Hat, Novell is expected to announce next week.
Google Inc open source programs manager Chris DiBona said the search giant has stuck with Linux throughout the company's life, in part, because it was unhappy with the terms of another software company.
The Linux and Toyota communities are both composed of engineers, so members have the same skills as their colleagues and speak the same language.
www.freeos.com   (1083 words)

 Linux Software [ IceWalkers.com ]
New options -inwindow, -inroot, -geometry, -icongeometry, -install, -lockdelay; which allows you to run it in a window,in the root window, in a different size/location, change the size of the iconified window, to install a new colormap, and delay locking for use with xautolock.
Qu is a fast and powerful object oriented programming language with a clean syntax, fast exceptions, private and public attributes, read-write and read-only attributes, closures, argument flattening, variable and default argument, auto self, uniform attribute access, mark and sweep garbage collector, and a whole lot more.
The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture project is being developed in the Linux operating system and is released under version 2 of the GPL (GNU general public license) and the LGPL (GNU library general public license).
www.icewalkers.com   (1045 words)

 Unix tutorial. Linux and FreeBsd help
The FreeBSD boot third stage bootstrap loader (loader(8)) loads the kernel and various types of modules including splash screens, screen savers, networking drivers, etc...
To build a Linux IP firewall, it is necessary to have a kernel built with IP firewall support and the appropriate configuration utility...
Although native Linux networking allows you to set up your Linux server as an Internet firewall and gateway for a number of machines on a network, utilizing a caching proxy server can help reduce your bandwidth usage, as well as give you enhanced logging and filtering capabilities...
www.unixcities.com   (1561 words)

 Inputting Japanese in Linux, FreeBSD and NetBSD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Japanese in FreeBSD is brief, but very easy to understand and useful.
In most Linux distributions, it is ja_JP.utf8, however, some distros have it differently, and it is case sensitive.
FreeBSD for example, only has the development version available as a port that requires over 9 gigs to compile.
home.nyc.rr.com /computertaijutsu/jpninpt.html   (3175 words)

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