Boot and MBR.
christopher.hollow at cgi.com
Fri Feb 27 07:52:51 PST 2004
You can also Grub it up:
Grub is a popular and well-supported OSS boot loader....
> On Thu, 26 Feb 2004 17:18:01 -0900, Mark Weisman <mark at mystic1.net>
>> Just out of curiosity what is the order in creating a dual boot system?
>> Which operating system do you put on first? I see that having WinXP
>> setup in partitions is not a good idea, yet I'm not aware of how to load
>> the system in just a slice? I would appreciate any and all help in
>> trying to get this thing online. I need my workstation back as soon as
>> possible. Thanks.
>>> I've got my primary drive divided in two partitions, one partition had
>>> WindowsXP and the other has FreeBSD 5.1-Release on it. I had WindowsXP
>>> installed and working until I put FreeBSD on the second partition and
>>> had it take control of the MBR. I know that the other partition is
>>> still bootable if I can get a pointer to it, currently the boot menu
>>> shows it
>>> F!: ??
>>> F2: FreeBSD
>>> How can I get that first menu choice to look at the installation on
>>> first partition as bootable? Making the machine a dual boot between
>>> two system?
> First off, don't worry about slice vs partition - Jerry was just
> telling you those are the names used by FreeBSD and Windows,
> respectively, for the same thing.
> Second, how to get your dual boot going -
> 1. I think if you do what you've already done in FreeBSD (set the
> Windows slice/partition bootable) and then type "w" to write the
> change, that should work.
> If it doesn't, two other alternatives -
> 2. If you have a Win9x emergency boot/system floppy hanging around,
> use fdisk to set the Windows partition/slice active, then reboot; or
> 3. Install GAG, a free, easy and automagical boot loader. <URL:
> Hope this helps,
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