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Date:      Fri, 09 Jan 2009 10:47:25 -0500
From:      Michael Copeland <michael.copeland@gmail.com>
To:        Grant Peel <gpeel@thenetnow.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Boot Manager
Message-ID:  <4967718D.6060707@gmail.com>
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well, there are many "easy" ways. one is to install an IFS version of 
UFS, if you're using ufs. that way windows can read the ufs slices and 
you can grab your file that way.

Grant Peel wrote:
> Mike,
>
> In order to do that, I need to be able to get the the "/boot/boot1" 
> file that is located in the root of the FreeBSD installation. As of 
> right now, I cant get to it, because I can't boot to FreeBSD (chicken 
> and egg).
>
> Any ideas?
>
> -Grant
>
> In the instructions link you sent:
>
> 9.10. How can I use the Windows NTŪ loader to boot FreeBSD?
> The general idea is that you copy the first sector of your native root 
> FreeBSD partition into a file in the DOS/Windows NT partition. 
> Assuming you name that file something like c:\bootsect.bsd (inspired 
> by c:\bootsect.dos), you can then edit the c:\boot.ini file to come up 
> with something like this:
>
> [boot loader]
> timeout=30
> default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
> [operating systems]
> multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows NT"
> C:\BOOTSECT.BSD="FreeBSD"
> C:\="DOS"
> If FreeBSD is installed on the same disk as the Windows NT boot 
> partition simply copy /boot/boot1 to C:\BOOTSECT.BSD. However, if 
> FreeBSD is installed on a different disk /boot/boot1 will not work, 
> /boot/boot0 is needed.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Copeland" 
> <michael.copeland@gmail.com>
> To: "Grant Peel" <gpeel@thenetnow.com>
> Sent: Friday, January 09, 2009 9:57 AM
> Subject: Re: FreeBSD Boot Manager
>
>
>> Hello Grant,
>>
>> What I am suggesting is adding a freebsd entry to your windows boot 
>> loader. it is quite easy.
>> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/faq/disks.html#NT-BOOTLOADER
>> rather than having to deal with using sysinstall, usually its just as 
>> simple to add these entries to the windows loader.
>>
>>
>>
>> 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
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Copeland" 
>>> <michael.copeland@gmail.com>
>>> To: "Grant Peel" <gpeel@thenetnow.com>
>>> Cc: <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
>>> Sent: Friday, January 09, 2009 9:44 AM
>>> Subject: Re: FreeBSD Boot Manager
>>>
>>>
>>>> why not just add loader or whatever to the windows boot loader.. 
>>>> unless you specifically need fbsd boot manager
>>>>
>>>> Grant Peel wrote:
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>
>>>>> For those that have been following this thread:
>>>>>
>>>>> I now have Norton GoBack uninstalled and un-hooked from the MBR
>>>>> -Had to go to Symantec and get a rescue disk,
>>>>> -The rescue disk tried to un-hook GOBAck from the MBR,
>>>>>    -It found the MBR borken (due to the FreeBSD Boot Manager 
>>>>> install),
>>>>>        -So the rescue disk ran all night restoring the original 
>>>>> C-Drive,
>>>>>
>>>>> -As of this morning, I once again have a bottoable windows system,
>>>>> -FreeBSD 6.4 is intalled, but,
>>>>>
>>>>> -I have not boot manager so I cant get to the FReeBSD installation.
>>>>>
>>>>> Can someone (please!) explain how to install the FreeBSD boot 
>>>>> manager again?
>>>>>
>>>>> THanks all,
>>>>>
>>>>> -Grant
>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Bertrand" 
>>>>> <steve@ibctech.ca>
>>>>> To: "Grant Peel" <gpeel@thenetnow.com>
>>>>> Cc: "Kurt Buff" <kurt.buff@gmail.com>; 
>>>>> <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
>>>>> Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2009 9:39 PM
>>>>> Subject: Re: FreeBSD Boot Manager
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Grant Peel wrote:
>>>>>>> So then,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> IF we are able to restore the Windows MBR, and boot into 
>>>>>>> windows, should
>>>>>>> we not be able to boot the machine with a bootable FreeBSD disk, 
>>>>>>> then,
>>>>>>> use Sysinstall to restore the FreeBSD boot manager?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Yes, that is exactly what I was getting at.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Steve
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