Grub is a popular and well-supported OSS boot loader....
On Thu, 26 Feb 2004 17:18:01 -0900, Mark Weisman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Just out of curiosity what is the order in creating a dual boot system? Which operating system do you put on first? I see that having WinXP setup in partitions is not a good idea, yet I'm not aware of how to load the system in just a slice? I would appreciate any and all help in trying to get this thing online. I need my workstation back as soon as possible. Thanks.
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
first partition as bootable? Making the machine a dual boot between
First off, don't worry about slice vs partition - Jerry was just telling you those are the names used by FreeBSD and Windows, respectively, for the same thing.
Second, how to get your dual boot going -
1. I think if you do what you've already done in FreeBSD (set the Windows slice/partition bootable) and then type "w" to write the change, that should work.
If it doesn't, two other alternatives -
2. If you have a Win9x emergency boot/system floppy hanging around, use fdisk to set the Windows partition/slice active, then reboot; or
3. Install GAG, a free, easy and automagical boot loader. <URL: http://gag.sourceforge.net/>.
Hope this helps,
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