From the point the message below, I would set up freebsd to give me a graphical gui so I can use gparted to unflag the bsd partition as boot and flag the windows as boot. Before restarting, I would copy /boot/boot1 to somewhere accessible by windows named something like freebsd.boot.
Then I'd set up the NT boot loader:
right click on my computer... properties... advance tab... startup and recovery settings... click edit and add line
c:\freebsd.boot="FreeBSD" ---> filename of what /boot/boot1 was copied to.

This should have gotten to dual booting windows and freebsd, but using the nt boot loader.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:        FreeBSD Boot Manager
Date:   Thu, 8 Jan 2009 20:17:15 -0500
From:   Grant Peel <>
To:     <>

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 

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 

All suggestions welcome,

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