win 7 dual boot

Aryeh M. Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Wed Oct 28 02:16:30 UTC 2009

Jack L. wrote:
> I was able to dual boot win7 and freebsd 8 without any problem, just
> installed windows first and installed freebsd with the freebsd boot
> manager and it said F1 windows and the rest are FreeBSD

I am attempting to avoid having to reinstall the fb side of things ;-)
> On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 7:11 PM, Aryeh M. Friedman
> <aryeh.friedman at> wrote:
>> I am about to go out and buy windows 7 to replace my vista partition... when
>> I installed vista I had to  do some  boot manager tricks (both before and
>> after install)... namely I had to allow windows to nuke my mbr then use
>> EasyBCD to remake it in such a way that vista would still find it's "magic"
>> bytes in the mbr... does anyone know if win 7 has any similar issues and/or
>> any other weirdness in reguards to dual booting?
>> Completely side question I use sysutils/fusefs-ntfs to mount my vista
>> partition do I need to change anything in my /etc/rc.d/* hierachy and/or
>> /etc/fstab  after installing win 7 (I use a direct call to ntfs-3g instead
>> of via the mount patch [which doesn't work on 8.0-XXX it seems {I am on RC2
>> right now}]?
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