problem with dual disk/ dual boot installation
Joerg van den Hoff
j.van_den_hoff at fzd.de
Fri Nov 30 10:15:33 PST 2007
today I've tried a very first installation of 6.2 on the
second disk of an i86 machine which runs windows xp
professional 2002 service pack 2 on disk one.
initially, I erroneously did _not_ select installation of
the boot manager on the first disk (were windows resides),
but only on the second (the BSD one).
after the intallation was completed without any apparent
problems I noted my mistake (well, the machine was booting
windows ...) and tried to correct it first with sysinstall
doing excactly how the manual said (select first disk, leave
immediately with Q and procede etc.). this had no effect
(windows booting without any boot manager appearing....).
second I tried to use
from disk 1. this led first to a message from windows (in
german). approx. translation:
"application tries to access the disk directly. this is not
supported. this can result in incorrect operation of the
after 'ignore'ing this message I got
"Error 128 reading boot record from disk 0."
in the dos shell.
I've never used windows at all (rather MacOS X) up to now
(but want to keep windows functional on the machine). so I
don't know if I encounter a trivial windows permission
problem here or what else.
I tried to find the answer in the docs/faqs but to no avail.
therefore, any help would be greatly appreciated. since I'm
not (yet) supscribed to the list, mail/cc me directly,
thanks in advance,
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