I have FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Linux (with Grub as boot loader) installed on my laptop and I want to install NetBSD into a logical partition. When sysinst shows the default disklabel, there are three partitions, whose mount point is "/": not only NetBSD partiton, but also OpenBSD partition and FreeBSD partition. Does it mean, that NetBSD will use all the three partitions as its root partition...? The other thing I don't undestand is, why OpenBSD and FreeBSD are under f: and g:. I have found out that
"NetBSD reserves the c: partition which represents the entire hard disk, i: through p: are reserved for partitions belonging to other operating systems other than NetBSD (for example Windows or Linux partitions), with a:, b: and d: - h: available for NetBSD specific partitions."
Disklabel displayed by sysinst looks as follows (in MB):
- start - - end - - size - - FS - - new FS - - mount - - mount point -
a: 152382 177910 25529 FFSv1 yes yes /
b: 177911 178039 128 swap
c: 152382 178039 25658 NetBSD partition
d: 0 238474 238475 whole disk
e: 1 9000 9000 unknown [Windows]
f: 9005 49386 40382 unknown [OpenBSD] /
g: 49387 99385 49999 FFSv2 [FreeBSD] /
h: 0 0 0 unused
i: 99386 149384 49999 Linux ext2
j: 149385 152281 2996 swap [Linux swap]
Of course, I cannot proceed with install without understanding these things. I'm afraid that NetBSD installation will cause other BSD systems not to boot (I have read other threads about putting multiple BSDs on one HDD).
Any idea appreciated.