Where to FreeBSD Boot Manager?

Soo-Hyun Choi shchoi at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 23:18:10 GMT 2005

Oops, this is the very link that I was looking for. Thanks a lot!


On 8/24/05, Bob Johnson <fbsdlists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/22/05, Jerahmy Pocott <quakenet1 at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> >
> > On 22/08/2005, at 11:22 AM, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> > >
> > >     Yes, XP does have a boot manager, and I suppose I should have
> > > listed some available options when I originally replied to the
> > > email. Just thought that someone was making a split decision during
> > > an install and needed quick help.
> [...]
> > As to 3s Con, I'm not entirely sure you have to install the
> > bootloader.. I think you can install a standard
> > bootstrap, then using dd copy it and have the NT loader use it to
> > boot the system, removing the two
> > layers of boot manager..
> >
> > I did this before with NT, but it was a while ago and I don't really
> > remember the exact steps you need
> > to take, but there is probably something about it you can google..
> The XP loader is configured just as the NT loader.  Instructions for
> using it in both single-disk and two-disk dual-boot configurations are
> at
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/disks.html#NT-BOOTLOADER
> The instructions require that you install the FreeBSD boot manager if
> you are using the NT boot manager for a two-disk boot, but I think
> that you can overwrite it with the standard MBR after you have
> everything configured.  Or perhaps I misunderstand: I've never used
> the NT loader to do a 2-disk configuration with FreeBSD.  In any case,
> for a two disk configuration it is easier to just use the FreeBSD boot
> manager and not mess with the NT/XP boot manager.
> >
> > Of course using the FreeBSD manager is the much easier and simpler
> > option, just some people seem
> > to like the NT one better..
> The NT boot manager is prettier, but for a two-disk system, setting it
> up is probably more trouble than it is worth.
> I believe the NT boot manager always defaults to the same system,
> while the FreeBSD boot manager defaults to the system most recently
> used.  That might affect your choice.
> - Bob

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