On 2004-06-26 00:59, Henrik W Lund <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Now, what I did not expect is that if I set the FreeBSD drive as drive > 0 in the BIOS, I am still unable to boot WinXP. The boot manager comes > up, I select Drive 1, it prompts me again and I select the '???' entry > (WinXP) - and the machine reboots. Selecting FreeBSD at the first > invocation of boot0 gets me into FreeBSD alright.
> However, setting the WinXP drive as drive 0 in the BIOS things work > flawlessly. At the first invocation of boot0, WinXP boots up if I > select '???'. If I select Drive 1, and the second invocation of boot0 > appears and I select 'FreeBSD' - it boots FreeBSD!! > Is this some weirdness of the BIOS? That the onboard IDE controllers > are somehow inherently preferred, and that weirdness occurs if drives > on any other controller are set to drive 0? It beats me, maybe one of > you guys know. Please let me know if you do, as this befuddles me. AFAIK it's not a weirdness of the BIOS but of the Windows XP loader, which expects that it will be fired up from the first (and only) active partition of the first disk. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"