Dual booting WinXP and FreeBSD - odd problem

Sergey 'DoubleF' Zaharchenko doublef at tele-kom.ru
Mon Nov 3 03:48:51 PST 2003

On Sun, 02 Nov 2003 23:38:03 -0800 Mike Maltese <mike at pcmedx.com> probably wrote:

> > Hi Mike,
> >
> > Do you have WinXP and FreeBSD on the same disc or on two separate discs?
> >
> > Thanatos
> >
> >
> Same physical disk. Windoze is on ad0s1 and FBSD is on ad0s2. At the 
> moment I'm looking into restoring XP's MBR and then utilizing it's boot 
> manager by copying the FreeBSD boot blocks. I know this can be done with 
> Linux, we'll see about FreeBSD. =) I can't believe this isn't working, 
> I've had great success in the past with dual-booting. The mainboard is a 
> Shuttle AK12 and I just flashed the BIOS to the latest version. It's not 
> the newest board, so I'm wondering if I'm running into the 1024 cylinder 
> limit thing.

If your win slice is >8G, you probably are. You should shrink it. Boot
areas of both Windows and FreeBSD (part of win and FreeBSD root) should
fit into the first 8G for BootEasy to work.

> Help me out here guys, I'm trying to make a convert out of my friend!


Ass, n.:
	The masculine of "lass".
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