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Date:      Wed, 1 Dec 1999 18:14:34 +0000
From:      Mark Ovens <mark@ukug.uk.freebsd.org>
To:        dhuff@pobox.com
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: [Fwd: bootmgr]
Message-ID:  <19991201181434.B316@marder-1>
In-Reply-To: <199911301901.NAA20941@armadillo.itg.ti.com>
References:  <0.9cc39899.2574ba8f@aol.com> <199911301901.NAA20941@armadillo.itg.ti.com>

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On Tue, Nov 30, 1999 at 01:01:56PM -0600, David Huff wrote:
> > I downloaded the demo version of PM 5.0 and got BootMagic along with it.
> > FreeBSD is not on the list of OS's supported in setup.
> 
> Well, just to make it official, here's the response from tech support at 
> PowerQuest RE: BootMagic and FreeBSD
> 
> "I am sorry but FreeBSD is not one of our currently supported OS's. 
>  it is not supported at this time. 
> 
>  Thank you for your inquiry.
> 

Maybe this won't help, but the boot mangler that came with PM 3.0,
which was actually the one from OS/2, does work if you can find a
copy. I had OS/2 on my box when I first started using FreeBSD and
successfully added it to boot menu. Unfortunately I can't remember the
procedure :(

It may be worth trying the one with PM 5.0 as most of them seem to
work by simply keeping copies of the boot sector of each partition and
loading them dynamically at boot time. Since the boot sector is a
mechanism of the PC "standard" the actual OS on a partition should not
matter. Guess it just depends on whether you can risk trashing your
disk or not.


>  KyleG "
> 
> <sigh> oh well...
> 
> Regards,
> 
> David Huff
> dhuff@pobox.com
> 
> 
> 
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