FreeBSD and WinNT
frank at knobbe.us
Mon Jul 26 18:40:27 PDT 2004
On Mon, 2004-07-19 at 09:27, Fractal wrote:
> I have a FreeBSD 4.8 and I need to install on the same machine
> WindowsNT-like operating system. I tried to do this and installed it.
> But after recovering of BSD bootstrap loader using sysinstall I found
> that I cannot load Windows. Namely, there was two question signs
> ('??') in the second string of BSD loader menu (the first was
> 'FreeBSD') and after selecting it by F3 my computer rebooted. Windows
> should run on NTFS partition, not FAT. Can I do something and if yes,
I'm one of those guys that prefers to boot into the Windows boot
manager. From there I can start Win2000 (used solely for games these
days) and FreeBSD.
So if you were to install BSD first, then Windows, and not recover your
bootsector, you would boot into Windows like I do. My boot.ini looks
c:\bootsect.bsd=" FreeBSD "
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT=" Windows 2000 Professional
Native Mode " /fastdetect
bootsect.bsd is nothing else than a copy of /boot/boot1 from BSD. So
from the Windows boot menu, I choose FreeBSD (or wait) and it boots BSD.
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