Boot manager doesn't show the Windows partition

Jud judmarc at
Fri Aug 1 05:41:15 PDT 2003

On Fri, 1 Aug 2003 10:16:29 +0000, "Alexander Farber"
<Alexander.Farber at> said:
> Hi,
> I have installed FreeBSD 5.1 on the 1st drive a PC with 3 IDE disks:
> ad0: 38166MB <WDC WD400BB-00CLB0> [77545/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA100
> ad1: 39083MB <Maxtor 6Y040L0> [79408/16/63] at ata0-slave UDMA133
> ad2: 58644MB <IC35L060AVER07-0> [119150/16/63] at ata1-master UDMA100
> The other 2 disks contain OpenBSD-current (ad1) and Win XP Home (ad2).
> During the FreeBSD installation I've answered "Yes" to the question
> if I'd like it to install a boot manager and now during the boot I 
> see 2 entries - F1 for FreeBSD and F5 for OpenBSD (both boot fine).
> How could I enable the 3rd entry in order to boot the WinXP from
> the ad2 disk (second slave) please?

I believe the FreeBSD boot loader should be installed on each of the 3

There are a number of other options which you can find by reading the
online FAQ and Googling this list.  GAG in particular has had some
favorable comment here on the list recently as an easy-to-setup graphical


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