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Re: Install with Windows
Steven M. Bellovin, 12/18/08 17:13:
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!
Well you have not touched MBR records and didnt change active
partition... Your windows will never realize any difference. NetBSD
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
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
According to my past experiences (i remember in the past, i wasn't
familiar to NetBSD and its installation), it may be headache once you do
not see windows after first boot and dont know how to reconfigure system
--- though win is still there! ;)
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