5.1-RELEASE & Windows XP dual-boot issues

Scott Reese sreese at codysbooks.com
Mon Jun 30 12:17:17 PDT 2003

On Mon, 2003-06-30 at 11:33, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> Scott Reese wrote:
> > After the install, I was able
> > to boot FreeBSD with no problems at all, but when I went to boot up
> > Windows, I received the dreaded 'NTLDR missing' message.
> Try marking the Windows partition as active (via fdisk from MS-DOS, or 
> /stand/sysinstall), and see whether that does any better.

Just tried it from /stand/sysinstall and no joy.  Though I maybe did get
a clue why the fresh install mucked things up:  When I told fdisk to
"write" the changes I made (marking the first NTFS partition bootable),
I received an error message that ad0 couldn't be written.  I'm still
receiving the 'NTLDR is missing' message.

This worked for 4.x and 5.0-RELEASE on this same machine and I'm
somewhat mystified as to why it is now broken with a fresh 5.1 install.

Any other suggestions?  I'm thinking of perhaps re-installing Windows
from scratch (I don't need it for much) and then using the 2k boot
loader to boot FreeBSD.  There is a way to do that, isn't there?


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