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Date:      Fri, 09 Jan 2009 19:30:53 -0500
From:      Michael Copeland <michael.copeland@gmail.com>
To:        Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu>
Cc:        Grant Peel <gpeel@thenetnow.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Boot Manager
Message-ID:  <4967EC3D.3070708@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20090109163623.GF2111@gizmo.acns.msu.edu>
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Jerry McAllister wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 09:33:12PM -0500, Grant Peel wrote:
>
>   
>> Can I use a windows install cd's "R" option to do the fdisk /mbr ?
>>     
>
> Maybe.    But, MS software is notorious for not recognizing any
> other OSen nor being able to boot them   So, use the FreeBSD fdisk
> which will plant the FreeBSD MBR.
>
> ////jerry
>
>   
has this issue been resolved? what route did you choose to accomplish 
your task?
>   
>> -Grant
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Kurt Buff" <kurt.buff@gmail.com>
>> To: "Grant Peel" <gpeel@thenetnow.com>
>> Cc: <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
>> Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2009 8:23 PM
>> Subject: Re: FreeBSD Boot Manager
>>
>>
>>     
>>> On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 5:17 PM, Grant Peel <gpeel@thenetnow.com> wrote:
>>>       
>>>> Hi all,
>>>>
>>>> I was bored earlier tonight and I decided to tinker a bit with FreeBSD 
>>>> 6.4 on my Windows XP SP3 box.
>>>>
>>>> In that machine, there is one SATA drive.
>>>>
>>>> On that drive, there was about 100 GB of free space, so I decided to try 
>>>> putting FreeBSD 6.4 on it.
>>>>
>>>> During the install, I opted to use the Free BSD boot manage. The install 
>>>> went flawlessly.
>>>>
>>>> The problem is, when I boot up I get:
>>>>
>>>> F1 ??
>>>> F2 FreeBSD
>>>> F5 Disk1
>>>>
>>>> F2, is obviously, the new installation of FreeBSD 6.4, which boots 
>>>> perfectly.
>>>> F5 is a spare SCSI disk connected to an Initio controller.
>>>>
>>>> F1 is the probelem. Windose no longer boots. When I select F2, I simply 
>>>> get the cursor on a new line, and nothing happens.
>>>>
>>>> Like this:
>>>>
>>>> F1 ??
>>>> F2 FreeBSD
>>>> F5 Disk1
>>>> _
>>>>
>>>> Any idea what I might need to do to make windows work again?
>>>>
>>>> It may be worth mentioning, I had Norton GoBack running on the disk 
>>>> before I installed FreeBSD, although I am not aware if it does anything 
>>>> to the booting system.
>>>>
>>>> All suggestions welcome,
>>>>
>>>> -Grant
>>>>         
>>> www.bootdisk.com
>>>
>>> Find a bootable floppy image there that includes a DOS fdisk, and
>>> write it out to a floppy disk.
>>>
>>> Boot your machine with that floppy, and at the DOS prompt, type 'fdisk
>>> /mbr' - it will write a standard boot sector, and Windows should boot
>>> again.
>>>
>>> Of course, this will not allow you to boot to your new FreeBSD
>>> installation, but with other folks' help, you can probably overcome
>>> that - probably with GRUB, or another boot manager.
>>>
>>> Kurt
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