BSD Booting question (with windows)?
E.Schuele at Comcast.Net
Mon Oct 4 09:17:39 PDT 2004
On Monday 04 October 2004 11:03 am, Andy Scheriff wrote:
> I just installed freebsd on my laptop yesterday. I have a previous
> version of windows on there (windows XP Home) as well. I was told by
> a friend that I would be able to boot between BSD and windows easily,
> however I seem to be having some problems. I am using that bootloader
> that BSD recommends you use.
> My problem is that when I reach the boot screen, and try to boot to
> DOS (windows), it gives me the following error:
> "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or
> corrupt: <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
> Please re-install a copy of the above file."
Did you repartition in order to accomplish your dual boot? If so your
windows boot.ini may no longer be correctly configured.
Try Microsoft Knowledge base article:
> And that is about it. I've never formally used BSD before, so I am
> kind of in the dark on what to do next. I know the logical thing
> would be to just replace the file, and that is really easy for me to
> do from DOS, but I am not sure how to go about doing this in BSD.
> Could you please help me?
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