On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 12:52:07PM -0500, gpeel wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> Jusat to answer Mike's question, nothing is working to get the MBR and 
> Windows boot back.
> 
> I ahve been to the windows recovery console many times and ran the Fixboot, 
> Fixmbr commands, being very meticulous about the paramaters etc.
> 
> I ahve also tried reinstalling the FreeBSD boot manager, and rerunning the 
> Norton GoBack unhook.

If you read through my post on this, note the scenario I narrated.
It is quite possible that every time you run that GoBack thing, it
is putting back the wrong MBR from its corrupted stash.

////jerry



> 
> When I run the recovery console, and do the fixmbr, I get messages about the 
> current MBR not being standard, and that if I install a new one, I may loose 
> the partitions. So far, that is not true. The windows partition is still 
> there, but not being used to boot.
> 
> Fortuneatley, I can see my windows partition in KNoppix, so I am in the 
> process of getting the data moved to a backup drive. Indeed, I am writting 
> this email through Konquerer!
> 
> Thank god for live file systems.
> 
> -Grant
> 
> On Fri, 09 Jan 2009 19:30:53 -0500, Michael Copeland wrote
> > Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > > 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
> > >
> > >   
> > has this issue been resolved? what route did you choose to 
> > accomplish your task?
> > >   
> > >> -Grant
> > >>
> > >> ----- Original Message ----- 
> > >> From: "Kurt Buff" <kurt.b...@gmail.com>
> > >> To: "Grant Peel" <gp...@thenetnow.com>
> > >> Cc: <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
> > >> 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
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