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Date:      Sat, 7 Jun 1997 13:15:49 -0400
From:      "Troy Settle" <>
To:        "Gordon Wang" <>, "Steve Howe" <>
Cc:        <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD + another OS
Message-ID:  <>

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From: Steve Howe <>
>On Sat, 7 Jun 1997, Gordon Wang wrote:
>> Dear Sir
>> I have 2 hard disks. The first one is for win95.
>> The second one have 2 partitions-dos and freebsd.
>> Can I just put the boot manager in the 1st hard disk only?
>yes.  that's what you're supposed to do.

No, if you have FreeBSD on the 2nd disk, you need the boot manager on
both disks.  The first one to get you to the second one, the second
one to get you to FreeBSD.

>> I already installed boot manager on both my hard disks,which
>> made my system weird. I need to make 2 choices to boot freebsd.
>why?  how many boot-managers do you want? :)
>you're just going to make the first one start the 2nd.

Again, with a 2 drive system, and FreeBSD on the second drive, you
need the boot manager on both drives.

>> Can this situation be fixed so that I only have to make one choice
>> access the freeBSD environment.
>what needs to be fixed?

Having to go through 2 boot managers is a pain for some people
(though I don't know why.  Just 2 keypresses are needed).

To "fix" the problem, re-work your system so that you have FreeBSD on
the 1st drive.  If you don't have enough room on it, then just make a
slice big enough to hold / and swap.  Put the rest on the second

Troy Settle <>
Network Administrator, iPlus Internet Services

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