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.


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