Re: Dualboot Ntloader invalid slice

2006-10-23 Thread Jerry McAllister
On Sun, Oct 22, 2006 at 10:41:50AM +0200, Laurens Timmermans wrote:

 Kent Stewart schreef:
 
 Well copy will sometimes copy as asci instead of binary. You have /a and 
 /b to force one type or the other.
 
 Xcopy, I think, always copies binary. I think a drag and drop does will 
 also prefer to copy as binary.
 
 Kent
 
 
 I tried the following:
 
 bsdlabel -B ad0s3
 according to the manual this should recreate boot1 and boot2 ? I made a 
 backup of boot1 but the above command does not recreate boot1. It only 
 does something with /boot/boot. So i restored the backup of boot1, 
 copied the first 512 bytes of /boot/boot to a usb-stick using dd. I 
 booted back into windows and used xcopy to copy the boot1-file to my c:.
 
 But still i get Invalid slice

I didn't see what the OP was, but fdisk is what creates slices, not bsdlabel.
bsdlabel subdivides slices (or a psuedo-slice on a dangerously dedicated disk).

jerry

 
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Re: Dualboot Ntloader invalid slice

2006-10-22 Thread Laurens Timmermans

Kent Stewart schreef:


Well copy will sometimes copy as asci instead of binary. You have /a and /b 
to force one type or the other.


Xcopy, I think, always copies binary. I think a drag and drop does will also 
prefer to copy as binary.


Kent



I tried the following:

bsdlabel -B ad0s3
according to the manual this should recreate boot1 and boot2 ? I made a 
backup of boot1 but the above command does not recreate boot1. It only 
does something with /boot/boot. So i restored the backup of boot1, 
copied the first 512 bytes of /boot/boot to a usb-stick using dd. I 
booted back into windows and used xcopy to copy the boot1-file to my c:.


But still i get Invalid slice

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Re: Dualboot Ntloader invalid slice

2006-10-22 Thread Kent Stewart
On Sunday 22 October 2006 01:41, Laurens Timmermans wrote:
 Kent Stewart schreef:
  Well copy will sometimes copy as asci instead of binary. You have
  /a and /b to force one type or the other.
 
  Xcopy, I think, always copies binary. I think a drag and drop does
  will also prefer to copy as binary.
 
  Kent

 I tried the following:

 bsdlabel -B ad0s3
 according to the manual this should recreate boot1 and boot2 ? I made
 a backup of boot1 but the above command does not recreate boot1. It
 only does something with /boot/boot. So i restored the backup of
 boot1, copied the first 512 bytes of /boot/boot to a usb-stick using
 dd. I booted back into windows and used xcopy to copy the boot1-file
 to my c:.

 But still i get Invalid slice

The boot1 I use is created when you do the installworld and 
is /boot/boot1.

When you are on the same HD as your Windows ntldr, that is all you need 
to use.

Kent

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Re: Dualboot Ntloader invalid slice

2006-10-22 Thread Kent Stewart
On Sunday 22 October 2006 05:45, Kent Stewart wrote:
 On Sunday 22 October 2006 01:41, Laurens Timmermans wrote:
  Kent Stewart schreef:
   Well copy will sometimes copy as asci instead of binary. You
   have /a and /b to force one type or the other.
  
   Xcopy, I think, always copies binary. I think a drag and drop
   does will also prefer to copy as binary.
  
   Kent
 
  I tried the following:
 
  bsdlabel -B ad0s3
  according to the manual this should recreate boot1 and boot2 ? I
  made a backup of boot1 but the above command does not recreate
  boot1. It only does something with /boot/boot. So i restored the
  backup of boot1, copied the first 512 bytes of /boot/boot to a
  usb-stick using dd. I booted back into windows and used xcopy to
  copy the boot1-file to my c:.
 
  But still i get Invalid slice

 The boot1 I use is created when you do the installworld and
 is /boot/boot1.

 When you are on the same HD as your Windows ntldr, that is all you
 need to use.


I went back to the source and it looks like RU recently updated boot1 (1 
Oct). The boot1 I use came from a 6.0 or 6.1 iso. I will try the boot1 
that my current 6-stable creates but I am still in the middle of doing 
a

portupgrade -rf libgpg-error

It still has a while to go :).

Kent

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Re: Dualboot Ntloader invalid slice

2006-10-21 Thread Kent Stewart
On Saturday 21 October 2006 09:07, Laurens Timmermans wrote:
 Hi,


 I am trying to get a double boot system on my laptop with FreeBSD and
 Windows XP. I have tried this before using NTLOADER on my desktop-pc
 (by following the directions in the faq) and it works like a charm,
 but not on my laptop...
 I installed FreeBSD, copied /boot/boot1 to a usb-stick, set my
 windows-slice active and added a freebsd-entry to my boot.ini.
 When i boot i get the ntloader-menu, it boots xp just fine but when i
 choose FreeBSD i get invalid slice. I can get back into my
 freebsd-install by setting it's slice active again (using
 boot/rescue-cd). I am using FreeBSD 6.2-beta2 (because of support for
 my pentium M). My disk looks as following:

 -ad0s1 = dell recovery-partition
 -ad0s2 = NTFS (windows xp)
 -ad0s3 = FreeBSD

 from fstab:
 +ad0s3b = swap
 +ad0s3a = /
 +ad0s3e = /tmp
 +ad0s3f = /usr
 +ad0s3d = /var

 How can i get this to work using ntloader ?


That is very similar to what I am using right now on this computer and 3 
others. What does your boot.ini look like.

Kent

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Re: Dualboot Ntloader invalid slice

2006-10-21 Thread Laurens Timmermans

Kent Stewart schreef:

On Saturday 21 October 2006 09:07, Laurens Timmermans wrote:

Hi,


I am trying to get a double boot system on my laptop with FreeBSD and
Windows XP. I have tried this before using NTLOADER on my desktop-pc
(by following the directions in the faq) and it works like a charm,
but not on my laptop...
I installed FreeBSD, copied /boot/boot1 to a usb-stick, set my
windows-slice active and added a freebsd-entry to my boot.ini.
When i boot i get the ntloader-menu, it boots xp just fine but when i
choose FreeBSD i get invalid slice. I can get back into my
freebsd-install by setting it's slice active again (using
boot/rescue-cd). I am using FreeBSD 6.2-beta2 (because of support for
my pentium M). My disk looks as following:

-ad0s1 = dell recovery-partition
-ad0s2 = NTFS (windows xp)
-ad0s3 = FreeBSD

from fstab:
+ad0s3b = swap
+ad0s3a = /
+ad0s3e = /tmp
+ad0s3f = /usr
+ad0s3d = /var

How can i get this to work using ntloader ?



That is very similar to what I am using right now on this computer and 3 
others. What does your boot.ini look like.


Kent



My boot.ini looks like this:

[boot loader]
timeout=5
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS=Microsoft Windows XP 
Professinal /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

c:\boot1=FreeBSD

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Re: Dualboot Ntloader invalid slice

2006-10-21 Thread Kent Stewart
On Saturday 21 October 2006 11:19, Laurens Timmermans wrote:
 Kent Stewart schreef:
  On Saturday 21 October 2006 09:07, Laurens Timmermans wrote:
  Hi,
 
 
  I am trying to get a double boot system on my laptop with FreeBSD
  and Windows XP. I have tried this before using NTLOADER on my
  desktop-pc (by following the directions in the faq) and it works
  like a charm, but not on my laptop...
  I installed FreeBSD, copied /boot/boot1 to a usb-stick, set my
  windows-slice active and added a freebsd-entry to my boot.ini.
  When i boot i get the ntloader-menu, it boots xp just fine but
  when i choose FreeBSD i get invalid slice. I can get back into
  my freebsd-install by setting it's slice active again (using
  boot/rescue-cd). I am using FreeBSD 6.2-beta2 (because of support
  for my pentium M). My disk looks as following:
 
  -ad0s1 = dell recovery-partition
  -ad0s2 = NTFS (windows xp)
  -ad0s3 = FreeBSD
 
  from fstab:
  +ad0s3b = swap
  +ad0s3a = /
  +ad0s3e = /tmp
  +ad0s3f = /usr
  +ad0s3d = /var
 
  How can i get this to work using ntloader ?
 
  That is very similar to what I am using right now on this computer
  and 3 others. What does your boot.ini look like.
 
  Kent

 My boot.ini looks like this:

 [boot loader]
 timeout=5
 default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
 [operating systems]
 multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS=Microsoft Windows XP
 Professinal /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
 c:\boot1=FreeBSD


The only difference is I called it bootsect.bsd to make it look like 
everything else. Could you have somehow copied it badly. I always have 
a machine running and did a binary ftp to the local machine and then 
renamed to to the *.bsd.

Kent

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Re: Dualboot Ntloader invalid slice

2006-10-21 Thread Tore Lund
Laurens Timmermans wrote:
 Hi,
 
 
 I am trying to get a double boot system on my laptop with FreeBSD and 
 Windows XP. I have tried this before using NTLOADER on my desktop-pc (by 
 following the directions in the faq) and it works like a charm, but not 
 on my laptop...
 I installed FreeBSD, copied /boot/boot1 to a usb-stick, set my 
 windows-slice active and added a freebsd-entry to my boot.ini.
 When i boot i get the ntloader-menu, it boots xp just fine but when i 
 choose FreeBSD i get invalid slice. I can get back into my 
 freebsd-install by setting it's slice active again (using boot/rescue-cd).
 I am using FreeBSD 6.2-beta2 (because of support for my pentium M).

I found a thread that may or may not be relevant - this message in
particular:

http://unix.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/FreeBSD/current/2005-09/0177.html

Start of thread:

http://unix.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/FreeBSD/current/2005-09/0079.html
-- 
Tore



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Re: Dualboot Ntloader invalid slice

2006-10-21 Thread Laurens Timmermans

Kent Stewart schreef:

On Saturday 21 October 2006 11:19, Laurens Timmermans wrote:

Kent Stewart schreef:

On Saturday 21 October 2006 09:07, Laurens Timmermans wrote:

Hi,

I am trying to get a double boot system on my laptop with ...

That is very similar to what I am using right now on this computer
and 3 others. What does your boot.ini look like.

Kent

My boot.ini looks like this:

[boot loader]
timeout=5
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS=Microsoft Windows XP
Professinal /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
c:\boot1=FreeBSD



The only difference is I called it bootsect.bsd to make it look like 
everything else. Could you have somehow copied it badly. I always have 
a machine running and did a binary ftp to the local machine and then 
renamed to to the *.bsd.


Kent



I don't see what could have gone wrong with the copying. I tried a 
couple of times.


Tore Lund schreef:
 Laurens Timmermans wrote:
 Hi,

 I am trying to get a double boot system on my laptop with FreeBSD ...

 I found a thread that may or may not be relevant - this message in
 particular:

 http://unix.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/FreeBSD/current/2005-09/0177.html

 Start of thread:

 http://unix.derkeiler.com/Mailing-Lists/FreeBSD/current/2005-09/0079.html

Thank you for that link, the problem described there is in a way similar 
to mine. Unfortunately the problem was fixed by updating the bios, and i 
already have the latest version (A04) for my laptop (Dell Precision M70).




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