On Monday 30 June 2003 7:19 pm, Scott Reese wrote: > > Previously, I had a dual-boot setup with FreeBSD 5.0 and Windows XP. I > was using booteasy as the boot loader and I had no problem booting into > either Windows or FreeBSD. However, I found myself having to reinstall > FreeBSD so I decided to go with 5.1-RELEASE. As usual, I chose to use > the FreeBSD boot loader on ad0 (the Windows drive) and to install a > standard mbr on ad1 (the FreeBSD drive). 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. > > So, to get the point, I was wondering if there was a way to make the > Windows disk bootable again *without* having to reinstall Windows. I > know that if I reinstall Windows, it will think it's king of the > universe and write over booteasy and thus make my FreeBSD installation > unbootable. I've tried searching google and the list archives, but, > surprisingly enough (as I know there have been about a billion threads > along this line), was unable to find anything useful. Any advice or > pointers on how to do this would be *greatly* appreciated.
This seems to be a recurring problem after 5-RELEASE. I had exactly the same problem, and I know of others that are the same. For some reason -current doesn't seem to be inter-operating well with the WinXP/Win2k loader anymore. I'm not sure if it's only happening to some installations - but I was certainly in the same boat. I ended up having to re-install Win2k and I used Grub as my new bootloader. Cheers. Andrew. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"