cannot see Windows after installing FreeBSD

Malcolm Kay malcolm.kay at
Sat Sep 25 01:28:23 PDT 2004

On Sat, 25 Sep 2004 03:18 pm, Saccheen Martin wrote:
> Hi,
> I am a newbie to FreeBSD. I have a Pentium 3, 5oo IBM
> computer that I put two hard drives in. I added a 4.3G
> hard drive (master) and an 80G hard drive (slave).
> Initially, windows XP was installed on both hard
> drives.
> Last night, I decided to install FreeBSD 4.10 on the
> 4.3G hard drive and keep windows on the 80G. Anyway,
> after I installed FreeBSD, I couldn't gain any access
> to Windows XP on the 80G hard drive. What happened? Do
> I have to reinstall windows? Is there a way to set the
> BIOS so that I can boot from a particular operating
> system?
> Also, a second question-I have tried to access the
> BIOS by typing different combinations of Fs and
> ALT-CTRL-INS and I am unable to access my BIOS. Help!

If you go back to the FreeBSD installation and install
the boot manager on the MBR of the master you should get
a message offering F1 for FreeBSD or F5 for the next drive;
ie when you next boot.


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