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Re: Install with Windows
Rim3nX, 12/18/08 16:34:
Cem Kayali wrote:
Rim3nX, 12/18/08 13:00:
Well i would prefer following method, i tried before --- assuming there
is a partition ready to accept a new OS:
I have 3 partitions on my laptop...
On the first one its Windows
On second are my important files
Third is free, where I wona Install NetBSD... How can I do it without
harming the rest of the Hard Drive, not formating whole hard disk.
I wona install it just as Linux could be installed, by chosing witch
partition Im gona use for next operating system... Is it possible.
- Use an iso image to burn NetBSD into a single CD.
- Make sure your notebook boots from CD.
- Insert NetBSD into CD drive... Wait untill you see 'Installation
messages in English' screen.
- While it asks fro installation partition, choose proper one, by
changing its flasg to I(nstall)... DO NOT SET IT ACTIVE!
- Next screens, it will ask you NetBSD boot code, and will warn you
about MBR records to boot NetBSD... Select NO! NO!
Well you have not touched MBR records and didnt change active
partition... Your windows will never realize any difference. NetBSD is
How you can start NetBSD? Easy: Insert CD rom again, touch any key
before booting and type: "boot hd0a:netbsd"
Alternatively, you can use a linux grub to start NetBSD, if you are more
familiar to Grub.
Do I install GRUB via NetBSD...
What is MBR
What MBR is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_boot_record
If you are not familiar with installing softwares from source, and
installing Grub... I advise you to use the way i mentioned, without
touching MBR and without changing active partition ---- simply because
you would like to use your Win installation and (i suppose) you are not
familiar with NetBSD.
Anyway, it is always good idea to get backup before doing anything - *a
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