Subject: Re: NetBSD + WinXP = peaceful coexistance?
To: Bryan P <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/15/2002 12:27:58
On Mon, Oct 14, 2002 at 01:18:41PM -0700, Bryan P wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a new laptop on which I'd like to dual boot XP and NetBSD.  I have
> XP on it now, and am about to resize the NTFS partition to set aside space
> for NetBSD.  However... this will actually be my second attempt at a dual
> boot installation.  The first attempt ended in the NetBSD install trashing
> my XP setup - at least, I couldn't boot XP.  It may have been my fault (see
> below), but I'd like to hear some "I did this and it worked for me" stories
> to bolster my confidence.

I have XP and NetBSD (1.6I nowadays) happily coexisting on a Sony
Vaio.  I wiped the disk, and re-installed XP from the CDs provided,
this time in the first 7GB on the disk, leaving the other 23(ish) GB
for NetBSD, which I installed either from CD, or via the network (I
can't remember, and I didn't write it down in my notes).  The NetBSD
boot blocks are installed, and I can boot either XP or NetBSD quite