Boot manager problems

Claudiu Bichir claudiubichir at
Wed Sep 22 12:04:51 PDT 2004

I have 2 partitions on my hard drive ( ad0 ), one with Windows XP, one with FreeBSD 5.0.
Like usually I had problems with windows and I had to format the first partition (ad0s1) and reinstall it, but as you know it deleted the FreeBSD boot manager.
I booted with a CD and tryed "fdisk /b /boot/boot0 ad0" which indeed brought back the boot manager but even now I can't enter FreeBSD because when I press F2 it beeps instead of booting.
Is there a problem with the disk geometry? If yes ... I'm pretty helpless because I can say that I'm a newbie regarding this OS.
Can I recover my FreeBSD partition or do I have to delete it and reinstall the OS again?

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