7.2 Release kills my XP Dual Boot

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at gmail.com
Thu May 28 05:35:22 UTC 2009

Hi, Kent

You're going to need to provide a bit more detail on the problem.

On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 11:14 PM, KENT HAUSER <kent at khauser.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there any resolution to this? I had the same problem upgrading from 7.0
> -> 7.2. I've been running FreeBSD dual-boot for over 10 years w/o this
> problem in the past.
> I re-ran my fdisk script from an old 6.x boot disk & recovered the XP
> partitions, but can't boot 7.2. Re-installing 7.2 kills XP.

XP doesn't show up in the bootloader?

If you're running 7.X, why are you using a 6.X boot disk?  That may be
part of the problem.

> My system disk has 3 partitions: ad0s2 is first (XP recovery). Next is ad0s1
> (XP) followed by FreeBSD.

Do you see the FreeBSD booloader or Windows bootloader?

Not that this fixes the problem, but have you tried installing GRUB?

I personally have been dual-booting for the past year+, and haven't
seen what you're describing (unless I overwrote my ${OTHER_OS}
installation) -- are you sure the Windows install still exists?

Glen Barber

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