win 7 dual boot

Jack L. xxjack12xx at
Wed Oct 28 02:27:14 UTC 2009

On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 7:16 PM, Aryeh M. Friedman
<aryeh.friedman at> wrote:
> 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 ;-)
Oh, then you can just boot up the freebsd cd and then just install the
freebsd boot manager after installing windows 7.

>> 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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