Subject: Re: NETBSD install in a working Win2k laptop
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Amit Kulkarni <email@example.com>
Date: 11/01/2001 18:52:39
I have found some problems with partition magic, like it doesn't let you
configure everything totally, wraps it up in it's GUI. fdisk doesn't let you
define more than 1 Primary partition per se. You have to fool fdisk...
If you are one of those guys who can't afford partition magic, you can
always use Ranish partition manager which can create 4 primary partitions
just after the time it's formatted. You can do so now too but you run the
risk of nuking your existing Win 2k partition. You have to defrag, remove
all junk, move your Virtual Memory down to 64Mb , defrag that VM before
Windows boots using Pagedefrag
And then view it under the Ranish partition manager to see if you can do so.
Actually I use a combination of both to see if I can cut it down to size..
50-50 chance it works, right now it didn't so I am working purely on Windows
now. There's even a simulator if you are leery of working directly on your
partitions. It creates big 16Mb files though and is just like the real
Or you can get another PM like http://www.xosl.org
I have played around a lot as I have all my backup on the secondary HDD so
if you need any help offline me.
: 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
: change. This is the partition I want to boot with NetBSD.
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