dual boot WXP + FreeBSD
csp at csperkins.org
Tue May 20 16:41:34 PDT 2003
--> "Jesse D. Guardiani" writes:
>I've had a terrible day. It was exclusively spent getting slapped around by
>WXP and FreeBSD. To my great surprise, FreeBSD has offered the most solid
>I'm trying to set up a WXP + FreeBSD dual boot using the WXP boot loader on
>my new (to me) IBM Thinkpad A30p.
>I know exactly what must be done and in what order. However, the specifics
>of one little step are escaping me. This is the page I'm using for reference
>(and the pages it refers to):
>How far have I gotten?
>I have successfully resized my WXP slice with BootIt NG and
>created/installed FreeBSD on a second (or third, if you count the IBM
>recovery slice) slice. WXP is booting fine and I have NOT modified the boot
>sectors in any way. This was no small feat considering I didn't have the
>recovery console installed before I resized the WXP slice and I didn't have
>the IBM Recovery CD... but that's a story for another day.
>So what's the problem?
>How the heck do I access /boot/boot1 on my FreeBSD slice once I reboot after
>installtion?!? I need to copy /boot/boot1 to a floppy so that I can
>reference it from the WXP boot loader config file. But WXP is on the
>bootable slice, and setting the FreeBSD slice as bootable gives a "OS not
>found" error from the BIOS.
Have you tried using bootpart (http://www.winimage.com/bootpart.htm) from
within WinXP, and telling it to add the FreeBSD partition?
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