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Date:      Tue, 18 Jun 2002 07:52:20 +0200
From:      "F. Xavier Noria" <fxn@retemail.es>
To:        Eric F Crist <ecrist@adtechintegrated.com>, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: re-installing the FreeBSD MBR.
Message-ID:  <3D0ECA94.4040906@retemail.es>
References:  <000001c2164c$de9c8380$77fe180c@armageddon>

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Eric F Crist wrote:

> I installed Windows XP over a pre-existing FreeBSD/Windows 2000 
> installation.  FreeBSD is still on the systems, but Windows XP blew away 
> my MBR when I upgraded.  How do I re-install the MBR?

You can use the boot manager of Windows XP if you want: Copy
/boot/boot1 to C:\free.bsd and create C:\boot.ini containing

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=C:\free.bsd
[operating systems]
C:\free.bsd="FreeBSD 4.6-STABLE"
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP" /fastdetect

Some settings may be different in your machine, but you get
the idea.

-- fxn






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