freebsd + win98 in separate disks

Jud judmarc at
Fri Jun 27 03:09:57 PDT 2003

On Fri, 27 Jun 2003 08:41:38 +0300, Ramunas M. <ramas at> wrote:

> hello,
> maybe someone had this problem and can help me.
> I installed freebsd 5.0 with boot manager in to ad1. ad1 is slave hdd. 
> Ad0
> is master hdd (with win98). When I rebooted freebsd, win98 booted, 
> because
> of ad0 is a first boot device, from which pc boots. In bios settings I
> changed boot order, ad1 with freebsd became first boot hdd. So pc starts 
> to
> boot from ad1, boot manager shows menu: F1 Freebsd
> F2 Freebsd
> F5 Drive 1
> If I choose F5 (I want to load win98), and then boot manager shows: 
> "Error
> loading operating system. Setup cannot continue." If I choose F1 - boots 
> freebsd (it is ok if I want to load freebsd).
> Maybe is the only one way: every time I need to change hdd boot order 
> from
> pc bios? :((
> Ramunas

You should probably be installing 4.8.  Version 4.x is the stable version 
of the operating system at this point.

Whether you install 4.8 or 5.0, what you want to do is install FreeBSD's 
bootloader on *both* drives.


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