On Sun, Jun 17, 2007 at 10:01:16PM +0200, Nikola Lecic wrote:

> On Sun, 17 Jun 2007 09:23:00 -0700
> Garrett Cooper <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 
> > Rico Secada wrote:
> > > [...]
> > > I have another HD which used to be in the same box running XP. I set
> > > this drive to slave and installed it into the box in order to
> > > dualboot. 
> > > [...]
> > >   
> > 1. All windows disks must be primary if you're going to boot off of
> > them -- sorry, it's a stupid requirement that M$ setup a long time
> 
> What do you mean? I think he asked about slave (primary I suppose). I
> ask this because ...
> 
> > 3. You'll have to setup the boot manager on the windows disk.
> 
> ... "windows" can normally boot from slave position without bootloader,
> (in some cases with help of 'boot.ini' and ntldr/ntdetect.com, but
> AFAIK only if booting is impossible even when ad1 (D) is selected in
> BIOS as the first boot choice).

HE is trying to dual boot the machine.   He needs something on that
second disk that the MBR on the first disk can transfer control to.
That something is the MBR on the second disk.  That's the way it
works.

////jerry

> 
> Ok, it's maybe simpler to add FreeBSD's boot sector, but that's not
> necassary.
> 
> So, Rico should first check if "windows" can boot directly from D. If
> not, that's another problem.
> 
> Nikola Le??i??
> 
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