FreeBSD & Windows Boot?

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Mon Feb 13 10:05:51 PST 2006

> If for what ever reason the FreeBSD boot loader does load windows, is 
> there a way to repair the windows boot sector?  I remember trying this 
> in the past with ill results.

Probably depends on what is wrong.
Probably there is some MS utility that can repair it.
Someone else will have to talk the MS stuff.

Make sure you understand the different parts. 
Your terminology wanders a bit.

The FreeBSD MBR and not the boot loader would be the only part
that has anything to do with booting a Windos or any non FreeBSD OS.
I think that is what you mean by boot loader though.
The MBR only just recognized that the slice is bootable and reads
in the boot sector and turns over control to it.   It does nothing
else with the Win sector or loader.


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