MBR blown away
petermatulis at yahoo.ca
Sun Feb 12 05:48:06 PST 2006
--- Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu> wrote:
> > --- Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu> wrote:
> > > > I added a slice to a single hard drive dual-boot (windows) system
> > > now
> > > > I guess that scrambled my MBR. I get three options from the
> > > (5.4)
> > > > boot manager:
> > > >
> > > > 1. DOS
> > > > 2. FreeBSD
> > > > 3. FreeBSD
> > > >
> > > > I can boot to FreeBSD (the new slice is fine) by choosing option 3
> > > the
> > > > windows/dos option is fried.
> > >
> > > The MBR itself looks OK. According to that piece of menu you
> > > posted, you just added another bootable slice. So, there are now
> > > bootable FreeBSD slices and one bootable Microsloth slice.
> > Correct, I chose '1' and then the system hangs (no messages/errors).
> > I simply converted a 6GB FAT32 partition into a UFS2 slice (chopped
> > into three 2GB partitions).
> Well, I still am guessing the problem lies in individual slices' boot
> sectors and not the MBR. just try and set the bootable flags in the
> slices the way you think they should be and see what happens.
In sysinstall I toggle bootable but it puts an 'A' which seems to mean
I can only set one 'A' here.
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