"NTLDR missing" after 5-RELEASE install

Dimitry Andric dimitry at andric.com
Mon Sep 27 06:11:28 PDT 2004

On 2003-02-25 at 18:58:30 Andrew Boothman wrote:

> I can't understand how the 5.x boot manager has managed to break my windows
> boot, i've never had any trouble under 3.x or 4.x, both of which played with
> windows perfectly nicely.

Sorry for catching up on this thread so late, but couldn't this be
some nasty problem with hard drive geometries?  I.e. FreeBSD's
interpretation of the partition table could be totally different from
Windows', causing the rather flaky Microsoft bootloaders to fail.

I personally have had complaints from PartitionMagic and various other
Windows-based tools about partitions being "invalid" or having
"different CHS and LBA boundaries" etc, after installing some versions
of FreeBSD, and creating partitions from its installer.

Could you please give us some info about your drive geometry, and/or
or a somewhat low-level dump of your partition table data?
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