Dualboot with FBSD boot manager

Robert Slade bsd at bathnetworks.com
Mon Aug 29 12:25:15 GMT 2005

On Mon, 2005-08-29 at 11:03, dick hoogendijk wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Aug 2005 10:34:43 +0200
> Erik Norgaard <norgaard at locolomo.org> wrote:
> > I have a PC with two hard drives, one (master) dedicated FreeBSD the 
> > other (slave) dedicated XP. The XP was preinstalled, and to avoid any 
> > confusion, I disconnected the disk while installing FreeBSD.
> > 
> > Now, I'd like to configure the FreeBSD boot manager to dual boot. In the 
> > menu, I can choose FreeBSD or Disk 1, but choosing the latter does not 
> > boot XP. How do I postconfigure the boot manager?
> Windows, including XP, wants to boot off the C-drive (the first boot
> device that is). So either you switch your drives OR you setup the BIOS
> to boot of the SECOND hardrive first.

That is not quite true. Windows Xp (&NT, 2k) can be on any partion. The
boot loader need to be at the start of the C-Drive.

There is a previous post regarding the problem at:



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