Dualboot Ntloader "invalid slice"

Kent Stewart kstewart at owt.com
Sat Oct 21 17:48:59 UTC 2006

On Saturday 21 October 2006 09:07, Laurens Timmermans wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to get a double boot system on my laptop with FreeBSD and
> Windows XP. I have tried this before using NTLOADER on my desktop-pc
> (by following the directions in the faq) and it works like a charm,
> but not on my laptop...
> I installed FreeBSD, copied /boot/boot1 to a usb-stick, set my
> windows-slice active and added a freebsd-entry to my boot.ini.
> When i boot i get the ntloader-menu, it boots xp just fine but when i
> choose FreeBSD i get "invalid slice". I can get back into my
> freebsd-install by setting it's slice active again (using
> boot/rescue-cd). I am using FreeBSD 6.2-beta2 (because of support for
> my pentium M). My disk looks as following:
> -ad0s1 = dell recovery-partition
> -ad0s2 = NTFS (windows xp)
> -ad0s3 = FreeBSD
> from fstab:
> +ad0s3b = swap
> +ad0s3a = /
> +ad0s3e = /tmp
> +ad0s3f = /usr
> +ad0s3d = /var
> How can i get this to work using ntloader ?

That is very similar to what I am using right now on this computer and 3 
others. What does your boot.ini look like.


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

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