winxp freebsd dual boot with freebsd on second HD
bung-foo at comcast.net
Sat Sep 18 17:20:53 PDT 2004
In the handbook it says that, in cases where you have freebsd on the
second disk and windows on the first, that you have to install the
freebsd boot manager on both disks. I discovered this after I had
installed freebsd. I am currently trying to install the freebsd boot
manager on my first disk by following the instructions here:
The instructions say:
"Other operating systems, in particular Windows® 95, have been known to
overwrite an existing MBR with their own. If this happens to you, or you
want to replace your existing MBR with the FreeBSD MBR then use the
# fdisk -B -b /boot/boot0 device
Where device is the device that you boot from . . ."
When I run this command, it asks me if I want to write a new boot block
and then it asks me if I want to write a new partition table (We finally
arrive at my question) Won't writing a partition table on my windows
disk destroy the data on that disk? I tried saying no to writing a
partition table but I still cannot boot both OS's from the first disk.
Thanks for your time and knowledge folks.
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