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Dual booting Windows 2000/OpenBSD 3.0
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Dual booting Windows 2000/OpenBSD 3.0
- From: "Michael Greenberg" <greenberg_(_at_)_nji_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 17:10:43 -0500
I'm trying to set up a W2K/OBSD3 dual-booter, and I'm not sure of
what to do partition-wise. I'm running an Athlon XP (with 512
megabytes of sweet, delicious, DDR RAM) on a Biostar board (yeah,
it's not great), so I think that my BIOS is okay with booting from just
about anywhere (if not, correction would be greatly appreciated).
I'm trying to lay it onto a 40GB drive, and the way the documents
seem to point, I would do that following:
1) Install OpenBSD into 5GB worth of space (that's all I want).
2) Do the dd if=/dev/wd0a... as per the FAQ, putting openbsd.pbr
onto an MS-DOS formatted disk.
3) Install Windows 2000 onto the remaining 35GB (writing over the
4) Copy the OpenBSD PBR, fix boot.ini, and we're done.
I suspect, though, that this is not all. Is there a way to install
OpenBSD so that it expects this, and I don't have to worry about
messy overwrites, etc? There's no data, of course, so I can retry as
many times as I can tolerate it.
Any tips, experience, or witty and life-affirming anecdotes?
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