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i went into installing netbsd. when i got to the partitioning agent, i did it just fine. But when i got to the last leg and final changes before install, ...
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    need help keeping my windows partition safe...


    i went into installing netbsd. when i got to the partitioning agent, i did it just fine. But when i got to the last leg and final changes before install, the windows partition was non-exsisteant and not there. i continued the installation of netbsd happily thinking windows would be on the bootloader, but it was not, netBSD would boot automatically. I poped in my windows disk and did a varient to Fix MBR. Windows now boots perfically. i wan to try to reinstall netBSD but have a bootloader and windows there for dual-boot. This may not be my first wuestion about netBSD, i will have alot for sure . thanx in advance.
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    Use GAG to dual-boot the two.

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    so what i would do is after i install everything (base netBSD), install GAG first, and then i will be able to dualboot? thank you.
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    1) install windows
    2) download and create a GAG boot floppy (or disk if you dont have a floppy)
    3) install NetBSD
    4) reboot with GAG bootdisk in the drive, go through the setup of adding OSes and then write GAG to disk
    5) reboot without the bootdisk and everything should work

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    awsome, thanks sether
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    got another question. Will GAG automatically recognize NetBSD or do i have to know what partition it is on? thanx
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    It should be pretty straightforward, meaning everything is menu-based. So you wont have to manually enter in anything about a partition, it'll provide a list and you choose the partition.

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    thanks for the help Sether
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