Booting FreeBSD-5.3 from NTLDR

Rakhesh Sasidharan rakhesh.s at
Wed Feb 2 07:07:41 PST 2005

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 01:48:47 -0800, Loren M. Lang <lorenl at> wrote:
> Unless BootPart specifically know about how the freebsd boot loaders
> work and how to reconize them, I doubt that it's modifying those
> parameters.  Now the last 66 bytes of the MBR stores the partition table
> of the hard drive, it's possible that BootPart might try to modify that
> as it's not part of the boot loader, but the boot loader uses that
> information.

Possible. I even checked BootPart's site and forums, but didn't find
any mention that it is "FreeBSD-aware" etc. All they talk about is
Windows and DOS and Linux. I had a good mind to sign up on the forums
and ask the author -- but wasn't too keen on signing up and so left

I know it modifies the bootsector some way, coz when I boot using the
extracted file I get a message (and a second's pause) saying that this
bootsector was extracted using BootPart blah blah ...

			-- Rakhesh
			   rax -at- rakhesh -dot- com

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