Scott Reese wrote: > On Mon, 2003-06-30 at 11:33, Chuck Swiger wrote: >> Scott Reese wrote: >> > After the install, I was able >> > to boot FreeBSD with no problems at all, but when I went to boot up >> > Windows, I received the dreaded 'NTLDR missing' message. >> >> Try marking the Windows partition as active (via fdisk from MS-DOS, or >> /stand/sysinstall), and see whether that does any better. > > Just tried it from /stand/sysinstall and no joy. Though I maybe did get > a clue why the fresh install mucked things up: When I told fdisk to > "write" the changes I made (marking the first NTFS partition bootable), > I received an error message that ad0 couldn't be written. I'm still > receiving the 'NTLDR is missing' message.
Do you have a setup CD? If so, you might be able to fix things with the recovery console. If not, download the recovery console setup disks from microsoft's site and run them. > > This worked for 4.x and 5.0-RELEASE on this same machine and I'm > somewhat mystified as to why it is now broken with a fresh 5.1 install. > > Any other suggestions? I'm thinking of perhaps re-installing Windows > from scratch (I don't need it for much) and then using the 2k boot > loader to boot FreeBSD. There is a way to do that, isn't there? Absolutely. It's pretty easy too. All you have to do is: 1.) Leave the WXP boot sector alone during FreeBSD install so the NT loader still works. 2.) Copy /boot/boot1 from your FreeBSD setup CD, hard disk, or fixit media to an msdos floppy disk: mount -t msdos /floppy cp /boot/boot1 /floppy umount /floppy 3.) Boot into WXP, copy 'boot1' from the floppy to your C:\ drive and call it 'bootsect.bsd', then add an entry in your C:\boot.ini like this: C:\bootsect.bsd="FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE" Reboot and enjoy. It's not really quite that cut-and-dry in practice (sometimes you'll have to manually set the WXP partition as bootable from FreeBSD's fdisk utility, for example. And when doing a fresh install, you'll probably have to get boot1 from the fixit media.), but those are the basic steps, and if you can muddle through them you'll be alright. -- Jesse Guardiani, Systems Administrator WingNET Internet Services, P.O. Box 2605 // Cleveland, TN 37320-2605 423-559-LINK (v) 423-559-5145 (f) http://www.wingnet.net _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"