Subject: NETBSD install in a working Win2k laptop
To: None <>
From: Fernando Bitti Loureiro <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/01/2001 21:06:29

I want to install NetBSD 1.4.1 in my laptop specially to run a single 
program (that was developed for this version of NetBSD).
I currently run Win2k and had 2 partitions NTFS in my 10GB disk. Using 
Partitionmagic, I divided the drive D: into 2 partitions (F: and D:), made 
F: as FAT32 and plan to install NetBSD there.

My disk is, according to Partition Magic:

C: (type NTFS) with 5757,6 MB Status = active, Primary
*: extended with 5749,8 MB Status = none, Primary
F: (type FAT) with 604,0 MB Status = none, Logical
D: (type NTFS) with 5145,8 MB Status = none, Logical

The partition F: is where I plan to install NetBSD 1.4.1. I know, from the 
installation notes, that I need to keep it as logical but convert it to an 
Active status. I didn't find the fdisk utility under the Win2k to make this 
change. This is the partition I want to boot with NetBSD.

After it, do you think it's OK about just following the install guide? What 
should I do during the install steps to avoid losing my current Win2k 
installation and be able to boot from NetBSD also?


Fernando Bitti Loureiro
Systems Engineer - Brazil
Redback Networks
Sao Paulo - Brazil