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Date:      Fri, 9 Jan 2009 11:34:43 -0500
From:      Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu>
To:        Grant Peel <gpeel@thenetnow.com>
Cc:        Michael Copeland <michael.copeland@gmail.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Boot Manager
Message-ID:  <20090109163443.GE2111@gizmo.acns.msu.edu>
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On Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 09:53:51AM -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

Yup.   But, as I said in a previous post, use fixit and fdisk.
The F1 choice will probably say either  DOS  or  ??  instead
of Windows.    DOS if it is a FAT or FAT32 file system, ?? if
it is an NTSF file system.

////jerry


> 
> -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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