On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 09:33:12PM -0500, Grant Peel wrote: > Can I use a windows install cd's "R" option to do the fdisk /mbr ?
Maybe. But, MS software is notorious for not recognizing any other OSen nor being able to boot them So, use the FreeBSD fdisk which will plant the FreeBSD MBR. ////jerry > > -Grant > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Kurt Buff" <kurt.b...@gmail.com> > To: "Grant Peel" <gp...@thenetnow.com> > Cc: <email@example.com> > Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2009 8:23 PM > Subject: Re: FreeBSD Boot Manager > > > >On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 5:17 PM, Grant Peel <gp...@thenetnow.com> wrote: > >>Hi all, > >> > >>I was bored earlier tonight and I decided to tinker a bit with FreeBSD > >>6.4 on my Windows XP SP3 box. > >> > >>In that machine, there is one SATA drive. > >> > >>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. > >> > >>The problem is, when I boot up I get: > >> > >>F1 ?? > >>F2 FreeBSD > >>F5 Disk1 > >> > >>F2, is obviously, the new installation of FreeBSD 6.4, which boots > >>perfectly. > >>F5 is a spare SCSI disk connected to an Initio controller. > >> > >>F1 is the probelem. Windose no longer boots. When I select F2, I simply > >>get the cursor on a new line, and nothing happens. > >> > >>Like this: > >> > >>F1 ?? > >>F2 FreeBSD > >>F5 Disk1 > >>_ > >> > >>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. > >> > >>All suggestions welcome, > >> > >>-Grant > > > >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. > > > >Kurt > >_______________________________________________ > >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" > > > > _______________________________________________ > 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"