Dumb question (dual booting WinXP with FBSD on 2nd drive)
bob89 at bobj.org
Sun May 2 14:51:12 PDT 2004
On Sunday 02 May 2004 04:38 pm, Peters Micheal A Contr GSI/SCBN <"Peters
Micheal A Contr GSI/SCBN" <Micheal.Peters at niagarafalls.af.mil>> wrote:
> <quote>/boot/boot0 needs to be installed using sysinstall by
> selecting the FreeBSD boot manager on the screen which asks if you
> wish to use a boot manager. This is because /boot/boot0 has the
> partition table area filled with NULL characters but sysinstall
> copies the partition table before copying /boot/boot0 to the
> I tried to run the procedure as perscribed in the handbook, but it
> didn't seem to work. For starters, to get to the screen that
> installs the boot manager, the only place I could find it was off of
> FDISK, So I selected the first hard drive, an was notified that the
> Drive Geomotry(sp?) was invalid. This is nothing that I had set up,
> the drive was install out of the box, and windows was install to it.
> The Drive was autodetected by BIOS, and neither BIOS nor Windows had
> any problems with it.
The screen that installs the boot manager (as mentioned above) is part
of the install process.
> Now seeing as I had no planes on actually doing much with the drive
> partions anyway, just quit out of that section and was persented with
> the boot manager screen, which I (following the instructions in the
> handbook) selected to install the BSD boot manager, and continued on.
> I don't remember the exactly what happened after that, but there
> where no errors, so I exited out of the process and went into
> winodows to finish the procedure.
> BSD never asked me what I wanted to name the file, and when I went
> into windows and checked the windows Drive, there where no files that
> have been modified (as far as boot sector files) I could not follow
> the final step in modifing the Boot.ini file as I had nothing to
> point it to.
FreeBSD doesn't write any files to Windows. You will need to copy the
appropriate files yourself.
I don't fully understand what you are saying happened. It sounds like
you can now boot to FreeBSD but not XP? When you boot, are you
presented with a choice of which partition to boot?
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