Install Unix on a laptop with Windows OS

Anders Jensen-Waud anders at
Sat Jan 16 07:57:37 UTC 2016

On Sat, Jan 9, 2016 at 4:12 PM, Eleonora Marchioretti via freebsd-doc <
freebsd-doc at> wrote:

> Hi
> 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.Thank you in advance.
> Best regardsEleonora
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If you don't want  to replace Windows (that is, do dual boot), an option is
to first repartition the disk using Gparted or similar from  a usb based
Linux distribution such as Knoppix. Install Knoppix onto a USB drive, boot
from it and start Gparted to resize your Windows partition and make space
for the FreeBSD partition. Remember to back up your data before doing this.


Once done, start the FreeBSD install as usual, installing to the free space
on your drive. You will need to install the FreeBSD boot loader to the MBR
in order to do multi-boot.



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