Restoring freeBSD boot loader
frase at frase.id.au
Sat Jun 14 00:01:14 UTC 2008
On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 06:46:13PM -0400, Sahil Tandon wrote:
> Lionel <lionel.flandrin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I've had to install Windows XP in dual boot on a freeBSD box, and of
> > course it erased the bootloader to replace it with its own. Now I'd like
> > to restore the freeBSD bootloader.
> > I've tried booting with the install CD and I use the fdisk utility to
> > mark the fbsd partition bootable and then said I wanted to install the
> > freeBSD bootloader, but I didn't know how to make it actually write the
> > changes to the disk.
> > So... is it possible to restore the bootloader this way? Maybe I could
> > install lilo from a live CD but I don't want to install grub from
> > windows because I'll probably remove it soon, but I think lilo just
> > places itself in the boot segment so it should be fine.
> 3.8 in http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/install.html
> Sahil Tandon <sahil at tandon.net>
Indeed, fdisk(8) can be used to do this.
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