dear list, today I've tried a very first installation of 6.2 on the second disk of an i86 machine which runs windows xp professional 2002 service pack 2 on disk one.
initially, I erroneously did _not_ select installation of the boot manager on the first disk (were windows resides), but only on the second (the BSD one). after the intallation was completed without any apparent problems I noted my mistake (well, the machine was booting windows ...) and tried to correct it first with sysinstall doing excactly how the manual said (select first disk, leave immediately with Q and procede etc.). this had no effect (windows booting without any boot manager appearing....). second I tried to use bootinstall.exe boot.bin from disk 1. this led first to a message from windows (in german). approx. translation: "application tries to access the disk directly. this is not supported. this can result in incorrect operation of the application." after 'ignore'ing this message I got "Error 128 reading boot record from disk 0." in the dos shell. I've never used windows at all (rather MacOS X) up to now (but want to keep windows functional on the machine). so I don't know if I encounter a trivial windows permission problem here or what else. I tried to find the answer in the docs/faqs but to no avail. therefore, any help would be greatly appreciated. since I'm not (yet) supscribed to the list, mail/cc me directly, please. thanks in advance, joerg _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"