Subject: Re: help with boot.ini for netbsd dual boot
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/17/2001 22:30:44
On Sat, Nov 17, 2001 at 11:54:07AM +0000, wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to dual boot win2k and netbsd. Any help with the 
> win2k boot.ini would be appreciated! My configuration is:
> C: 9 GB IDE with win2k
> D: 9 GB IDE (data)
> ?: 2 GB SCSI (drive ID=2) with netbsd 1.5.2 (only, entire drive)
> The only other device on the scsi bus is a cdrom at ID=6.
> Netbsd boots fine with the ide drives powered off (unplugged). With 
> the bootloader from win2k, my machine just reboots when I select
> netbsd from the boot.ini menu. What am i missing?
> Thx.
> [boot loader]
> timeout=5
> default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
> [operating systems]
> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Windows2000"
> scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(2)partition(1)="Net BSD"

I'm not sure it's possible to do it this way. Look at the i386 FAQ,
this is explained for NT4, I suspect it's the same for 2000.
for NT4 we have to copy the boot sector in a file, and specify this file
in boot.ini.

Manuel Bouyer <>