Dualboot Ntloader "invalid slice"

Laurens Timmermans lauwe at planet.nl
Sat Oct 21 18:19:39 UTC 2006

Kent Stewart schreef:
> 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

My boot.ini looks like this:

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP 
Professinal" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

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