Restoring freeBSD boot loader
lionel.flandrin at gmail.com
Sat Jun 14 10:12:32 UTC 2008
Derek Ragona <derek at computinginnovations.com> writes:
> At 05:12 PM 6/13/2008, Lionel 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.
> Any help would be most welcome...
> Look in the tools folder on the FreeBSD install CD for booteasy.
> Booteasy will run from Windows and install the boot loader. It will
> also save the old MBR to a floppy, hard disk, or USB disk for safety.
Ah, thank you and all those who answered me, really helpful. I'm going
to try this right away.
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