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Date:      Sat, 9 Jan 2016 18:29:12 +0100
From:      Bertram Scharpf <lists@bertram-scharpf.de>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Install Unix on a laptop with Windows OS
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Hi,

On Saturday, 09. Jan 2016, 12:12:53 +0000, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> from Eax Melanhovich:
> > On Sat, 9 Jan 2016 05:12:54 +0000 (UTC)
> > Eleonora Marchioretti > > wrote:
> 
> > > I would like to know if it is possible to install UNIX (not Linux) on
> > > a laptop that has already a Windows OS and if you have instructions
> > > to do it.
> 
> > Still according to my experience this is a bad idea. Last time I tried
> > something like this Windows was corrupting boot loader from time to
> > time so it was impossible to boot anything except Windows.
> 
> 
> Another possibility, if laptop has an eSATA port, is to
> install FreeBSD on an eSATA hard drive, or SATA hard drive
> in a hard-drive enclosure that has eSATA.
> 
> It may be necessary to install GRUB2 to a USB stick and
> boot from that; from there it should be able to boot
> anything on an eSATA hard drive.

You could also try to boot from a USB stick whose /etc/fstab
then mounts partions of the _first_ hard drive on /usr,
/usr/home etc.

Bertram


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Bertram Scharpf
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