dual boot winxp & 9.1-rc3
kazakevichilya at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 12:31:22 UTC 2012
On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 5:40 AM, Fbsd8 <fbsd8 at a1poweruser.com> wrote:
> On an old 20gb hard drive I first installed winxp on the first half of the
> HD. winxp booted fine. Then I installed 9.1-rc3 on the second half of the
> HD. Now when I boot the HD I only get 9.1-rc3. Winxp created mbr and
> installed winxp into first dos partition. 9.1-rc3 uses bsdinstall which
> uses gpart to create the slice as gpart show displays as see below...
> => 63 39862305 ada0 MBR (19G)
> 63 19928097 1 ntfs (9.5G)
> 19928160 19933137 2 freebsd [active] (9.5G)
> 39861297 1071 - free - (535k)
> => 0 19933137 ada0s2 BSD (9.5G)
> 0 18933760 1 freebsd-ufs (9.0G)
> 18933760 995328 2 freebsd-swap (486M)
> 19929088 4049 - free - (2M)
> Now I want to add BSD dual boot to the MBR.
> Is this all I need?
> fdisk -B -b /boot/boot0 ada
Yes, you should install "bootmanager" (boot0) to the MBR of your HDD.
You probably better use boot0cfg (man boot0cfg )
BTW you could also use windows boot manager (fetch MBS and configure
boot.ini to work with it) but boot0 is, probably, better.
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