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Re: Install with Windows

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.


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