Question about booting with the NT booter.
keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Mon Jun 6 15:49:45 GMT 2005
On 2005-06-06 01:19, Artur Soares <arturpsoares at yahoo.com.br> wrote:
> I am one afraid guy with this on his machine:
> Disk 1 (master): 40GB - Windows XP (NTFS) on the first 10GB, FAT32 for
> storage to the rest.
> Disk 2 (slave): 80GB - FreeBSD 5.4 on the first 50 GB, FAT32 for storage
> to the rest.
> Both are at the same IDE controller (disk 1 is ad0, disk 2 is ad1)
> I have (mis)installed the BSD boot manager to the ad1, which, since is
> master, is being bipassed at the start, and windows is starting his
> usual business. So I have no glimpse whatsoever of FreeBSD when I boot,
> but takeing a peek via PartitionMagic, it is there. Also, I was
> succesfull at all steps of the installation.
> I would like to know how to (step-by-step, talking to a noob here) enter
> BSD, get the boot0 file and copy it into C: as if you were talking to a
> 5 year old boy you just met on the street.
General questions about FreeBSD should be posted to the freebsd-questions
mailing list, not doc at freebsd.org. I've already redirected this reply to
Having said that, the following is probably what you need to do:
1. Boot into FreeBSD
2. Install the boot0 boot manager to ad1:
# boot0cfg -v /dev/ad1
3. Copy the installed boot manager to a file:
# cd /tmp
# dd if=/dev/ad1 of=/tmp/boot0.bin bs=512 count=1
4. Transfer the boot0.bin file to the Windows partition, by copying
it to the FAT32 partition of ad0.
# mount_msdosfs /dev/ad1s2 /mnt
# cp /tmp/boot0.bin /mnt
# sync ; umount /mnt
5. Reboot and start Windows XP
6. Copy the boot0.bin file to C:\boot0.bin
7. Configure Windows Explorer to show ALL the files (i.e. not to
hide system files)
8. Remove the "read only" attribute of the C:\boot.ini file by
right-clicking it and tweaking its properties.
9. Edit C:\boot.ini (with Notepad) and add a line with the location
of the boot0.bin file:
10. Set the read-only attribute of boot.ini again
That should be all there is to it.
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