re-write is this booting info correct?

Bob Johnson fbsdlists at
Tue Jan 5 20:54:09 UTC 2010

On 12/28/09, Fbsd1 <fbsd1 at> wrote:
> How is this rewrite correct?
> corrupted by a virus. Microsoft/Windows provides no native method of
> selecting which partition to boot from in a multiple partition allocation.

Windows NT and XP both use a built-in boot loader that can be used to
select the boot partition. You can use it to dual-boot Windows and
FreeBSD, or multiple versions of Windows (or both). There is a FreeBSD
FAQ that explains how to configure it at
Basically, you edit the c:\boot.ini file and do a bit of other magic.

In Vista and Windows 7 it changed to some new method that can still
boot your choice of partitions, but the native configuration tool
provided can only configure it to boot different versions of Windows.
To configure it to boot FreeBSD you need a third-party tool (EasyBCD
is popular).

-- Bob Johnson

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