problem with dual disk/ dual boot installation
fbsd06 at mlists.homeunix.com
Fri Nov 30 22:30:20 PST 2007
On Fri, 30 Nov 2007 18:56:34 +0100
Joerg van den Hoff <j.van_den_hoff at fzd.de> wrote:
> dear list,
> today I've tried a very first installation of 6.2 on the
> second disk of an i86 machine which runs windows xp
> professional 2002 service pack 2 on disk one.
> initially, I erroneously did _not_ select installation of
> the boot manager on the first disk (were windows resides),
> but only on the second (the BSD one).
> after the intallation was completed without any apparent
> problems I noted my mistake (well, the machine was booting
> windows ...)
That setup sounds OK if you set the bios to boot the second drive,
instead of the first.
The FreeBSD boot-manager is very basic, it can only boot a local
partition or chainload another drive, which is why you often need a
copy on each disk. In your case Windows will chainload directly, since
you have a standard MBR on the first drive. Your problem is that the
bios is not booting into the drive with manager on it.
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