On Tuesday 08 August 2006 13:04, Daniel Bye wrote: > On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 05:48:26PM -0700, gahn wrote: > > hi: > > > > how could i fix the default boot option in dual-boot > > mode? > > > > i have a machine with both windows xp and freebsd 6.1. > > it works fine with freebsd boot manager (wiht optios > > of f1 for xp and f2 for freebsd when it starts). but i > > would like to fix the default mode for freebsd; ie, if > > i don't make a choice on either f1 or f2 keys, then > > system automatically boots up as freebsd machine. > > AFAIK, the FreeBSD loader sets the boot flag on the selected partition, > so that becomes the default at next boot. I don't think it can do what > you want. However, you might try grub or any of the other boot managers > in the ports, or simply use the WinXP loader. It's easy enough to set > up. > > If both WinXP and FreeBSD are installed on the same disk, copy > /boot/boot1 to, say, C:\BOOTSECT.BSD. If they're on different devices, > then you'll need to copy /boot/boot0 instead, BUT DON'T GET THIS WRONG! > Then change the "default" line to read > > default=C:\BOOTSECT.BSD > > and add this to the [operating systems] section: > > C:\BOOTSECT.BSD="FreeBSD" > > And you're set.
Gibbering nit alert! You're not set at all... Sorry - you need to make those two changes in the C:\BOOT.INI file. And you will also need to restore your MBR. The state I'm in, I won't offer any advice on doing that - I'm sure to guide you wrong! Dan, just waking up... -- Daniel Bye Local Host Services http://localhostservices.co.uk
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