Reply-To 'freebsd-questions' <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Subject: Re: 4.9-RELEASE + XP Pro problem References: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> From: Lowell Gilbert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Date: 20 Feb 2004 13:54:54 -0500 In-Reply-To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Message-ID: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Lines: 22 User-Agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > You want to choose the first one to install the FreeBSD Boot Manager > The standard boot record will only boot FreeBSD and nothing else. > > The terminology is a little confusing here, but you want the FreeBSD > boot _manager_ not just the standard boot _record_ - two different > sector positions on the disk. The boot _manager_ choosed which > boot _record_ to start booting with. To reduce the confusion: the standard boot record will boot whatever is marked as the "active" slice, not just FreeBSD. If you have a tool that can change the active slice, you don't technically need to change the Master Boot Record ("MBR") to boot something different. This is rarely useful, although occasionally someone will want to set up the disk so that it always boots one particular slice if booting from the hard disk, and boot from a floppy to boot other slices. Also, the boot manager gets installed to the MBR; you can't have it installed at the same time as the standard boot record. This is why the boot manager is so minimally featured; it fits completely into the MBR, and so has to stay within 512 bytes. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"