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Date:      Sun, 13 Jun 1999 10:00:11 +0200
From:      "Anne-Sophie Hombert" <>
To:        "FreeBSD (Questions)" <>
Subject:   Booting FreeBSD with Win NT
Message-ID:  <000101beb572$c2d91b60$01010101@ash>

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A real newbie question ...

I just installed FreeBSD 2.2.8. Since I have also NT running on the system,
I did not to install booteasy nor modify the MBR. For the moment I boot
FreeBSD from the install disk, using "wd(1,a) kernel" at the boot prompt.

The system configuration is as follows (HP vectra, PII 450 Mhz, 128 Mb RAM):
- primary HDD (10Gb) entirely dedicated to NT, on the first controller as
- secondary HDD with 2 partitions (4Gb), first controller, slave: a very
small DOS partition(7 Mb), just enough to allow HP power management utility
to recognize the drive and put it to sleep when it's not used and the rest
(so about 4Gb) dedicated to FreeBSD.

I have tried to apply the method in the FAQ to boot via NT loader, but it
does not work.

Now the question : do I have any other options than the boot floppy to load
FreeBSD on a system with Win NT installed ?

Thanks for your help,


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