Subject: Re: Booting FreeBSD from Net BSD
To: kamel derouiche <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/10/2005 12:09:46
On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 10:22:26PM +0100, kamel derouiche wrote:
> HI
> I have an i386 pc with an AMD Duron 600 Mhz processor
> fitted with two hard disks of 15 and 80 Go.
> Before starting the experiment, I 'd like to know if
> it is possible to fit a FreeBSD on a the 15 Go and a
> NetBSD
> on the 15 Go.
> 1. Is it feasible to fit NetBSD and FreeBSD on one PC
> ??

Yes, of course. Just install FreeBSD and NetBSD in different MBR partitions
(I think FreeBSD calls this "slices"). Then install a boot manager to choose
which partition to boot (NetBSD's install will propose you this if there is
more than one bootable MBR partition).

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference