NKoch at demig.de
Mon Jul 18 06:31:34 GMT 2005
> Q1: I have two drives, laid out as follows:
> Drive 1
> /ad0a WinXP, NTFS, 16.06GB, primary
> /ad0e data, NTFS, 12.58GB, extended
> Drive 2
> /ad1a currently empty, 14.36GB, primary
> (installation target)
> /ad1e /ad0 backup, NTFS, 14.27GB, extended
> I'd like to use XP's NTLDR to manage the dual boot process. I've seen
> the following trick for Linux ( www.redhat.com/advice/tips/dualboot.html):
> - Boot into Linux, copy the first sector of the boot partition as follows:
> dd if=/dev/hdb of=/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1
> - Move bootsect.lnx to WinXP root (C:\), and add the following line to
> Does this approach work with FreeBSD? Logic says it should, given the
> similarities, but when has logic applied consistently to computers?
As I understand, you try to install from the second hard disk.
When I last tried this (using FreeBSD 4) it did not work such way,
because I found that in FreeBSD's boot sector code the drive number
is hard-coded. So you would have to go to the source directory, change
the drive number, assemble the boot sector and put it to drive C. This
worked for me.
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