On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 09:37:28PM -0500, Grant Peel wrote: > So then, > > IF we are able to restore the Windows MBR, and boot into windows, should we > not be able to boot the machine with a bootable FreeBSD disk, then, use > Sysinstall to restore the FreeBSD boot manager?
Maybe, but better to boot up the fixit and use fdisk to restore it. ////jerry > > -Grant > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Steve Bertrand" <st...@ibctech.ca> > To: "Kurt Buff" <kurt.b...@gmail.com> > Cc: "Grant Peel" <gp...@thenetnow.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2009 8:33 PM > Subject: Re: FreeBSD Boot Manager > > > >Kurt Buff wrote: > >>On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 5:17 PM, Grant Peel <gp...@thenetnow.com> wrote: > > > >>>On that drive, there was about 100 GB of free space, so I decided to try > >>>putting FreeBSD 6.4 on it. > >>> > >>>During the install, I opted to use the Free BSD boot manage. The install > >>>went flawlessly. > > > >>>Any idea what I might need to do to make windows work again? > >>> > >>>It may be worth mentioning, I had Norton GoBack running on the disk > >>>before I installed FreeBSD, although I am not aware if it does anything > >>>to the booting system. > > > >>www.bootdisk.com > >> > >>Find a bootable floppy image there that includes a DOS fdisk, and > >>write it out to a floppy disk. > >> > >>Boot your machine with that floppy, and at the DOS prompt, type 'fdisk > >>/mbr' - it will write a standard boot sector, and Windows should boot > >>again. > >> > >>Of course, this will not allow you to boot to your new FreeBSD > >>installation, but with other folks' help, you can probably overcome > >>that - probably with GRUB, or another boot manager. > > > >Technically (theoretically) speaking, using a Win32 boot disk to fdisk > >/mbr, he should be able to re-initialize the FBSD boot loader by going > >through the steps he did initially. > > > >AFAIR, Symantec GoBack, along with many other 'in-disk' restoration > >programs, overwrite the boot sector with its own code. > > > >If the OP can boot back into Windows with the fdisk /mbr, he has likely > >done both: > > > >- broke his GoBack program's ability to recover, and; > >- made it possible to restore the FBSD boot manager > > > >If Windows boots after following Kurt's recommendation of restoring the > >Windows MBR, back up your Windows system, then try FreeBSD again. > > > >You sound courageous, give 'er! > > > > > >Steve > > > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"