Dual booting problems

Beech Rintoul beech at alaskaparadise.com
Thu Mar 1 22:21:50 UTC 2007

On Thursday 01 March 2007 12:36, Sam Jones said:
> I'm having a little problem trying to dual boot. I have two SATA
> hard drives, the first one with FreeBSD and the second with Windows
> XP. I installed the FreeBSD boot manager on the first drive, and
> when the computer boots, it displays:
> F1  FreeBSD
> F5  Drive 1
> When I press F5, FreeBSD loads and not Windows. I know Windows is
> working because when I disconnect the first drive, Windows boots
> from the second just fine. I've tried using boot0cfg to reload the
> boot manager, but that doesn't help. The simplest thing to do would
> be to specify that F5 boots Windows, but I can't find anything.
> Is this configuration even possible? Or does Windows just make it
> impossible to boot from the second disk?

You need to switch your drives around and setup accordingly. Windows 
(at least in my experience) will not boot from anything but the first 


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