It will start sysinstall, where you can choose which partition to install over, or delete or whatever. I found sysinstall quite difficult at first. But it has its benifits. Be sure to install the ports collection.
Originally posted by confuted
Yup, this needs another thread.
While my ISP is being AWESOME and nobody's internet is capped, I decided to take the opportunity to download FreeBSD. Just for fun. So, since I have it now, I'd (kinda) like to install it, just to check it out.
Currently, I have a dual boot system with WinXP and Mandrake 9.1, and a boot loader. WinXP and Mandrake are on seperate HDs. I absolutely need to keep WinXP. Mandrake can stay or go, I don't give a crap, I never use it. I need to still be able to dual boot, though. (Meaning between WinXP and whatever else I have on here) Space is not an issue... I have 80 gb to burn on Linux/*nix/etc distros. And 80 gb for WinXP. Anyway, is there someone here that can tell me what will happen if I just reboot with the FreeBSD CD in the computer? Will it install over mandrake and still have the boot loader work, or will I need to do something else?