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Date:      Tue, 26 Nov 1996 15:10:24 +1100 (EST)
From:      Carey Nairn <>
To:        Edward Ing <>
Subject:   Re: Comment on whether this dual-booting scheme will work, NT/FreeBSD
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On Mon, 25 Nov 1996, Edward Ing wrote:

> I am considering installing NT workstation and FreeBSD on one machine.
> Before I go and do the dual-boot I would like to know whether it
> is going to work or not, before I crash everything.

I currently have this setup working fine.

> According to NT installation manuals, NTLDR (NT loader) is run
> from MBR, which in turn starts the NT loading process, which includes
> the bit that lets you decide between booting NT and Dos.
> I was thinking of making booteasy point to NTLDR. Does booteasy
> modify the MBR so that I can load, amount other things, FreeBSD
> boot, and NTLDR? Thus, will this plan work?

I use OS-BS to switch between FreeBSD and NT.  Basically I had heard (and 
read the FAQ) about booting FreeBSD from the NT Boot menu but couldn't 
get it to work, so I installed OSBS (2.0 beta 8) from the BSD CD.  Now 
when I boot I get OSBS to select BSD or NT/DOS, then use the NT menu to 
select NT or DOS.  I guess its a bit messy but it works.

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