Doh ! Installed FBSD5.0 and no more dual boot

Jud judmarc at
Sat May 31 19:29:09 PDT 2003

On Sun, 1 Jun 2003 09:45:44 +0900, lukek <lukek at> wrote:

> OK thanks for the offer of assistance. The machine in question has two
> drives ad0 and ad1. On ad0 there was a native NTFS partition with Win2K
> installed. On a separate partion I had Redhat. I decided to get rid of 
> the
> redhat installation and use FreeBSD again. So I installed
> FreeBSD-5.0Release. It had its way with the MBR and now Win2K cannot 
> boot.

I kind of doubt FreeBSD-5 "had its way with the MBR," or at least a FreeBSD 
installation has never done anything to the MBR I haven't told it to 
(correctly or mistakenly;).  See whether the Win2K partition is set active.

> I
> cannot use the recovery option because I cannot for the life of me 
> remember
> the admin passwd.

Doh! indeed.  Then if setting the Win2K partition active doesn't work, I'm 
out of better options than your suggestion to do a fresh install and mount 
the old Win2K partition from there. But I'm no guru.  Anyone else have a 


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