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Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 11:46:37 -0500
From:      michael <michael.copeland@gmail.com>
To:        Da Rock <rock_on_the_web@comcen.com.au>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Boot Manager
Message-ID:  <4970B9ED.4050703@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <1232068850.22938.11.camel@laptop2.herveybayaustralia.com.au>
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Da Rock wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-01-09 at 09:53 -0500, Grant Peel wrote:
>   
>> Hi Mike,
>>
>> I am not at all sure whate you are suggesting here?
>>
>> What I am asking, is, somehting like:
>>
>> Can I reboot the machine with the FreeBSD install disk, and using the 
>> sysinstall utility, reinstall the freebsd boot manger so I wind up with:
>>
>> F1 Windows
>> F2 FreeBSD
>> F5 Disk1
>>
>> -Grant
>>     
>
> Not a chance- why do you think you have to install Window$ first? Gates
> and his cronies aren't going to make it easy for you to install free
> software, and so they make it as hard as possible hoping you'll install
> Window$ and give up.
>   
That is completely off the wall wrong. You can install FreeBSD first and 
then Windows and you CAN fix the boot issue yourself with the cd OR you 
can add it to windows loader. you're just wrting the bootsector. not 
hard to do.
> I haven't heard of anywhere that any of the freeloaders (pardon the pun)
> that can boot a M$ system- only paid for software like Bootmagic. Or use
> the M$ loader in window$ to boot other systems- strange that it should
> be able to do that, but then most of the OSS is KISS based rather than
> the rigmarole M$ go to.
>
> Again, I could be outdated and/or wrong on this, but I doubt it has
> changed.
>
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