load windows

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Fri Dec 31 15:19:45 UTC 2010

On Fri, 31 Dec 2010 14:04:59 +0100
Leslie Jensen <leslie at eskk.nu> wrote:

> I would suggest you use a Live CD (Partition Magic) and set the
> Windows partition active. You will then boot into Windows and I would
> then recommend that you install the EasyBCD bootloader and ad your
> BSD installation to it.

EasyBCD seems by far the best method as long as you're using Vista or
newer (BCD doesn't exist on XP). However you don't need to boot from a
LiveCD. From within FreeBSD:

gpart set -a active -i <index_of_partition> <devname>

should work where you can get <index_of_partition> from "gpart show"
and <devname> will be the name of the disk, for example ad0.

Bruce Cran

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