> > I've got my primary drive divided in two partitions, one partition had > WindowsXP and the other has FreeBSD 5.1-Release on it. I had WindowsXP > installed and working until I put FreeBSD on the second partition and > had it take control of the MBR. I know that the other partition is still > bootable if I can get a pointer to it, currently the boot menu shows it > as: > F!: ?? > F2: FreeBSD > How can I get that first menu choice to look at the installation on the > first partition as bootable? Making the machine a dual boot between the > two system?
The fact that it displays ?? is only a cosmetic problem. Have you tried selecting F1 to see if it will boot the XP slice? Mine does. Also, a side issue, in FreeBSD land, what you have is a disk with tw0 'slices' as apposed to partitions. Probably you have your FreeBSD slice divided up in to several 'partitions'. MS calls the primary divisions of a disk partitions, but in BSD UNIX land they are called slices. > The second question I have, is can I put the command startx into my > rc.conf file to have it boot directly into the x-server? Any help on > these two would be awesome. Thanks. I have not been successfule with that sort of thing. Anyway, I don't think just putting it in rc.conf would do the trick because that just sets a bunch of variables in there. Then the stuff is actually run from rc (and some other places I think) using those variable values set in /etc/defaults/rc.conf and /etc/rc.conf.. I think you might not want your startx to fire off until after you log in anyway. That would mean putting it in .login (if you have a csh or tcsh shell) and that is what didn't work for me, though I didn't try many variations. But, someone else better weigh in on this. ////jerry > > Res Ipsa Loquitor, > Mark-Nathaniel Weisman > Site Master > Mystic1.net > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"