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Date:      Mon, 25 Nov 1996 20:44:31 -0800 (PST)
From:      Snob Art Genre <>
To:        Edward Ing <>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
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 have this setup.  It works.
> 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?

When you choose DOS from booteasy, flexboot comes up.  This is assuming 
you installed WinNT first, as I did.

> If this plan does not work I am planning to use Richard Brooksby'
> scheme(questions@, Sep 1995)? In this case
> where do I find the FreeBSD boot sector?

I can't find it right now but I believe the answer to that is somewhere 
in the docs on the CD.

> All comments will be appreciated.
> Edward Ing


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