Doh ! Installed FBSD5.0 and no more dual boot
lukek at meibin.net
Sat May 31 17:14:41 PDT 2003
thanks for the advice but neither GAG, Grub or FreeBSD bootloaders work for
me it would appear that NTLDR has either been damaged or cannot be found. I
could not get to that installation at all. It is a bit problematic as I
usually only re-install once a year and don't (of course) have a recent
backup that will suffice. I think I will need to install Win2K onto a
different partition and see if I can mount the old Win2K partition to
recover the data before doing the proper full swipe and reload.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jud" <judmarc at fastmail.fm>
To: "lukek" <lukek at meibin.net>; "FreeBSD" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
Sent: 2003年6月1日 7:29
Subject: Re: Doh ! Installed FBSD5.0 and no more dual boot
> On Sat, 31 May 2003 11:34:25 +0900, lukek <lukek at meibin.net> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have done something pretty silly and not sure now how to recover. I
> > installed 5.0 release on my desktop which was primarily a Win2k machine
> > and
> > now there is no option to dual boot. Well there is but when I choose the
> > F1
> > ??? option instead of booting win2k is give me a message telling me that
> > NTLDR cannot be found.
> > Can anyone shed any light on a work around for this. I am truly stumped.
> > Thanks
> > LukeK
> Is Win2K on a different hard drive than FreeBSD? If so, then to use the
> FreeBSD bootloader, you must install it on both drives. GAG, which has
> been suggested, is a nice bootloader, and the FAQ on the FreeBSD web site
> has some directions to boot both FreeBSD and Win using the NT/Win2K
> That's 3 options, should be enough to find a solution that works for you.
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