Sorry I was less than clear.

I've been running XP + FreeBSD dual boot forever. After installing 7.2
(rebuilding from source), the XP partition wouldn't boot. When I selected
"F1" at the boot menu, the system just hung.

I booted from an old 6.2 install disk I had around & selected
"Custom/Partition" & used the hidden "W" command to write the partition
information & boot manager. I could then dual-boot XP / FreeBSD 7.2.

For fun, I tried "Custom/Partiion/Write" from the 7.2 DVD & it hung just
like the rebuild from source. Fixed again with 6.2 disk.

My conclusion is that 7.2 (or 7.1 -- I moved from 7.0) broke dual boot.

Any other thoughts?

Kent

On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 7:35 PM, Glen Barber <glen.j.bar...@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi, Kent
>
> You're going to need to provide a bit more detail on the problem.
>
> On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 11:14 PM, KENT HAUSER <k...@khauser.net> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Is there any resolution to this? I had the same problem upgrading from
> 7.0
> > -> 7.2. I've been running FreeBSD dual-boot for over 10 years w/o this
> > problem in the past.
> >
> > I re-ran my fdisk script from an old 6.x boot disk & recovered the XP
> > partitions, but can't boot 7.2. Re-installing 7.2 kills XP.
> >
>
> XP doesn't show up in the bootloader?
>
> If you're running 7.X, why are you using a 6.X boot disk?  That may be
> part of the problem.
>
> > My system disk has 3 partitions: ad0s2 is first (XP recovery). Next is
> ad0s1
> > (XP) followed by FreeBSD.
> >
>
> Do you see the FreeBSD booloader or Windows bootloader?
>
> Not that this fixes the problem, but have you tried installing GRUB?
>
> I personally have been dual-booting for the past year+, and haven't
> seen what you're describing (unless I overwrote my ${OTHER_OS}
> installation) -- are you sure the Windows install still exists?
>
> --
> Glen Barber
>
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