Two questions: WLAN and FBSD Bootloader

Jud judmarc at
Tue Oct 28 16:14:10 PST 2003

On Tue, 28 Oct 2003 23:47:39 +0000, Andrew Humphries 
<humphie at> wrote:

> 2. My second problem, which isn't really a great problem (more of a
> vanity thing really), is with the FreeBSD boot loader. On boot the
> loader looks like this:
> F1   ???
> F2   FreeBSD
> Default: F2
> Now thats all fine and dandy, except the other OS on my hard drive is
> Windows XP Professional. How do I alter the boot loader to reflect F1 as
> being WinXP? I've read the man-page for boot0cfg and it doesn't appear
> to offer what I need, moreover I see no point in fiddling with the
> existing configuration of the slices. As I said, its mainly vanity.
> I hope that someone will be able to answer my questions, many thanks in
> advance,

See <URL:>.  
If you would like to have WinXP named in the boot menu, you have several 
alternatives.  Section 9.10 of the same FAQ tells you how to use XP's 
bootloader to boot both XP and FreeBSD.  Or you can install Grub from the 
FreeBSD ports (Grub is very nice - read the online documentation 
*thoroughly* beforehand).  Or for something more automagic, try GAG.


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