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Re: documentation on how to dual boot windows and netbsd
On 18/08/2009, at 1:32 PM, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
On Mon, 17 Aug 2009 11:39:22 -0700
Michael Litchard <michael%schmong.org@localhost> wrote:
I can't find any documentation on how to dual boot windows and netbsd
(specifically windows 2000 pro).
I'd rather not use grub if I don't have to. Could someone point to a
The regular NetBSD boot loader should do it -- at least, it has for me
with several different versions of Windows.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
I think the Windows boot blocks are very order dependant. If you
install NetBSD 'over' a Windows 2000 server install (at back of disk
or whatever), its likely some subsidiary information in the magic 8k
front-of-disk isn't right.
I found in the past I had to do some sequence of DOS-command low-level
hackery to re-convince the Windows server that the bootblocks were not
compromised, and that it should 'bless' the dual-boot install.
I can't remember where this is documented, its part of the install/
repair cycle to find, and bless bootblock data in Windows. a Windows
install CD should be able to get you there.
But having done that, I too have found NetBSD MBR is just fine,
Rumour has it there is a way to use the Windows chain/boot loader to
boot NetBSD, in which case you can live with whatever that magic is.
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