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Re: Install with Windows
On Thu, 18 Dec 2008 06:34:24 -0800 (PST)
Rim3nX <rimenx%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
> Cem Kayali wrote:
> > Rim3nX, 12/18/08 13:00:
> >> 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.
> > Well i would prefer following method, i tried before --- assuming
> > there is a partition ready to accept a new OS:
> > - 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!
> > - Install
> > Well you have not touched MBR records and didnt change active
> > partition... Your windows will never realize any difference. NetBSD
> > is invisible.
> > How you can start NetBSD? Easy: Insert CD rom again, touch any key
> > before booting and type: "boot hd0a:netbsd"
> > That's all.!!!
> > 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
MBR is the master boot record -- among other things, it has the boot
I don't agree that you should not install the NetBSD boot code, though
I"ve had enough trouble with a Vista machine lately that it might be
correct. You don't need grub; NetBSD's boot code can handle booting
Windows or NetBSD.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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