Vista / FreeBSD dual boot

Alphons "Fonz" van Werven a.j.werven at
Mon Jan 28 14:36:54 PST 2008

Siraj Shaikh wrote:

> How do I go about installing FreeBSD (6.3) on it now? Anyone has done
> this already please?

I had the exact same problem just a few days ago and two solutions were
quickly posted here:


2: When installing FreeBSD and you are asked what boot manager to install
    select to not install anything. In this way your Vista boot will not be
    affected. If after this you find that at startup you are not given ANY
    choice but FreeBSD starts automatically, this is simply because it's
    partition is marked active. Boot with a CD like Norton Partition Magic
    or GParted and mark the Vista partition active. Boot Vista, then
    download and install the EasyBCD from
    It is then trivial to add a stanza to Vista bootloader (!) to boot



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