On Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 12:04:57PM -0500, Jeff Palmer wrote: > > Do you really need to use Grub to replace the FreeBSD MBR? > >I haven't had my hands on Vista yet - in no hurry either - > >but I think it should boot Vista OK. I've use it for several > >other MS versions from Win-95 - Win 2K - Xp-Pro and it works > >just fine. I haven't heard that any low level boot code (at the > >level the MBR works) has been changed in Vista, though I haven't > >been out looking yet either. > > > >I would be interested to know if they have changed the BIOS to MBR to > >boot sector handoff specs if something has happened to it. > > > >////jerry > > > Jerry, > > > I can confirm the FreeBSD bootloader does *not* work with > vista. from my research, it appears vista now writes some kind of > signature or hash into the MBR for the bitlocker technology. if > you modify the MBR with a bootloader (that doesn't chainload) then > the checksum/hash doesn't match, and vista complains that the > drive/data is corrupted. It will not boot. Geez. Damn cretins. Just another attempt to jerk the user around and strongarm control the use of the system.
Thanks for the info. ////jerry _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"