Subject: NETBSD install in a working Win2k laptop
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Fernando Bitti Loureiro <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
Sao Paulo - Brazil