Dual Boot, Boot manager

Peter Clutton peterclutton at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 22:21:42 PDT 2005

On 10/6/05, Joshua Lewis <jmlewis at dslextreme.com> wrote:
> I installed 5.4 on a second drive and I realize now the boot manager I
> installed is on the second drive and not loaded in the MBR of my Primary
> drive.
> Is there a way to load the FreeBSD boot manager onto my primary drive from
> within windows? Or do I have to reboot to the CD and load it from there?
> My fear is I am going to screw up my windows drive while in the FreeBSD
> installer. I was tring to avoid touching that drive from the installed
> becuae it is a new enviornment I am afraid I will make a mistake.

Well i'm not really sure what you mean, but if you installed freebsd on your
second drive, and selected to load it's MBR, everything should be fine, and i
don't think you should be worrying about anything.

Having said that if you would rather use the windows MBR, you need to modify
the boot.ini file in windows to look on the second disk for freebsd.
You shouldn't have any problem on finding documentation for the
boot.ini syntax from google.

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