cannot see Windows after installing FreeBSD
aj at siegel-tech.net
Wed Sep 29 16:14:35 PDT 2004
A simple solution, just to get things working, is to us one hard drive at a
time. Set up both drives a the master IDE device and swap between operating
systems by swapping the cable between the two drives. If you want to run
FreeBSD plug in the 40GB drive and unplug the 80GB. The reverse if you want
to run windows, plug in the 80GB and unplug the 40 GB.
If you cannot get windows to boot as the master device you may have corrupted
the MBR on you Windows drive. I do not know how to fix this on XP, dos based
systems fdisk had an option that repaired the MBR.
On Sunday 26 September 2004 04:28 pm, stheg olloydson wrote:
> it was said:
> >I still cannot boot Windows so I set the BIOS to boot
> >from the slave hard disk that has Windows first and it
> >gave me the following error:
> >NTLDR is missing
> >press ATL-CTRL-DEL to restart
> >> I am a newbie to FreeBSD. I have a Pentium 3, 5oo
> As an aside, using FreeBSD will be MUCH easier to learn and use if you
> don't use a lower case letter "o" in place of the numeral "0".
> >> computer that I put two hard drives in. I added a
> >> hard drive (master) and an 80G hard drive (slave).
> >> Initially, windows XP was installed on both hard
> >> drives.
> When you say this, do you mean that you installed XP on the 80GB drive,
> then added a 4.3GB drive and then installed XP that? Or do you mean you
> installed part of XP on the 4.3GB drive and part on the 80GB? Or do you
> mean you installed XP on the 4.3GB and the 80GB was an extended
> partition containing logical drives, such as D:, E:, F:, G:, etc that
> XP had access to?
> The answers to these questions determine what must be done in order to
> get you back into XP.
> >> 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?
> You'll have to answer my preceding questions to know the answer to
> two questions.
> Do you Yahoo!?
> Declare Yourself - Register online to vote today!
> freebsd-questions at freebsd.org mailing list
> To unsubscribe, send any mail to
> "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at freebsd.org"
More information about the freebsd-questions