Install Unix on a laptop with Windows OS
galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Sat Jan 16 16:33:35 UTC 2016
On Sat, January 16, 2016 1:57 am, Anders Jensen-Waud wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 9, 2016 at 4:12 PM, Eleonora Marchioretti via freebsd-doc <
> freebsd-doc at freebsd.org> 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.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
> 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
> (See http://gparted.org/faq.php#faq-7)
Alternatively, you can make free space using Windows Disk management tool:
shrink Windows main partition. The rest: as Andreas describes.
> Once done, start the FreeBSD install as usual, installing to the free
> 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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