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Date:      Sat, 10 Jan 2009 12:52:07 -0500
From:      "gpeel" <gpeel@thenetnow.com>
To:        Michael Copeland <michael.copeland@gmail.com>, Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Boot Manager
Message-ID:  <20090110174622.M50069@thenetnow.com>
In-Reply-To: <4967EC3D.3070708@gmail.com>
References:  <A52E216F2A494535806F4E9ED84D649D@GRANTLAPTOP>	<a9f4a3860901081723v75e5d53ds5d4cd5a275383e18@mail.gmail.com>	<FE989820C9A9409C9F3C950C293260D6@GRANTLAPTOP> <20090109163623.GF2111@gizmo.acns.msu.edu> <4967EC3D.3070708@gmail.com>

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Hi all,

Jusat to answer Mike's question, nothing is working to get the MBR and 
Windows boot back.

I ahve been to the windows recovery console many times and ran the Fixboot, 
Fixmbr commands, being very meticulous about the paramaters etc.

I ahve also tried reinstalling the FreeBSD boot manager, and rerunning the 
Norton GoBack unhook.

When I run the recovery console, and do the fixmbr, I get messages about the 
current MBR not being standard, and that if I install a new one, I may loose 
the partitions. So far, that is not true. The windows partition is still 
there, but not being used to boot.

Fortuneatley, I can see my windows partition in KNoppix, so I am in the 
process of getting the data moved to a backup drive. Indeed, I am writting 
this email through Konquerer!

Thank god for live file systems.

-Grant

On Fri, 09 Jan 2009 19:30:53 -0500, Michael Copeland wrote
> 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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