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Date:      Thu, 12 Jul 2001 17:48:32 +0800
From:      Alvin Sim <>
To:        Jason Litz <>
Subject:   Re: dual boot problem with win2000
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001c10a9c$f8548870$0100a8c0@jasonlitz>
References:  <000001c10a9c$f8548870$0100a8c0@jasonlitz>

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i have a similar setup but am using win2k's bootloader to boot freebsd.
assuming freebsd is on 2nd primary partition, try this:-

1. boot into freebsd
2. su to root
3. dd if=/dev/rad0s2a of=/dev/fd0/freebsd.pbr bs=512 count=1
4. restart to win2k
5. copy a:\freebsd.pbr to c:\
6. edit boot.ini (remove hidden & read attrib) and add to last line
as follows:-
            C:\freebsd.pbr="FreeBSD 4.3-STABLE"


Thursday, July 12, 2001, 02:35:19 PM, Jason Litz wrote:
JL> Hi,
JL>         I had Win2000 already installed and working.  I installed FreeBSD 4.3 with
JL> the Boot Easy boot manager and now FreeBSD will boot fine but Win2000 blue
JL> screens on me.  My research has led me to believe that Boot Easy does not
JL> support the NTFS file system which I am using on all my Microsoft "slices".

JL>         I can't seem to find any doc on removing the current boot manager or what
JL> boot manager to use next.  I am still looking but if anyone can point me in
JL> the right direction I would appreciate it.

JL> Thanks,
JL> Jason

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