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howto start freeBSD with WIN2000-Bootmanager ?

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'chris'
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howto start freeBSD with WIN2000-Bootmanager ?

hi

I have WIN2000 installed on the first harddisc 20GB

On the second harddisc 80GB I'll install 2 systems:

linux SuSE
and freeBSD

I'll start both systems (linux und freeBSD) with NT Bootloader from WIN2000

SuSE is NOT a problem for me:
- I can install GRUB on the boot sector into the boot sector of a root partition,
- copy linux MBR to floppy:

dd if=/dev/hdb2 of=/media/floppy/bootsek.lin bs=512 count=1

- start windows and copy bootsek.lin from floppy to C:\
- and set c:\bootsek.lin="linux" at boot.ini


so I can start SuSE with WIN2000-Bootmanager without any problems.

but how it works with freeBSD ?

I have setup extra primary partition for freeBSD.
Then I try to install freeBSD
and get this question about Bootselector:

- BootMgr Install the freeBSD Boot Manager
- Standard Install a standard MBR ( no boot manager )
- None Leave the Master Boot Record untouched

which option should I choose in my case ?
"None" seems to me logically.
And how should I configure to start freeBSD with WIN2000-Bootmanager ?

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Vernon Brown_4
Trusted Contributor

Re: howto start freeBSD with WIN2000-Bootmanager ?

My inclination would be to make a boot disk for each system. In my case; SuSE couldn't be started from a boot floppy; boot loader was too big.
Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: howto start freeBSD with WIN2000-Bootmanager ?

As I've not had any experience with FreeBSD, I'd suggest you start by going to a FreeBSD forum of some description (http://groups.google.com and 'comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.misc' or 'comp.unix.freebsd.misc' perhaps), and ask there.

It's a bit too specific a question to software (FreeBSD's boot-loader) that I've not seen any discussion here about previously.
One long-haired git at your service...
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: howto start freeBSD with WIN2000-Bootmanager ?

I'll do it
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: howto start freeBSD with WIN2000-Bootmanager ?

I see it's not a right forum, to ask such questions.

I'll look for freeBSD forum.

and sorry for troubles !
Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor
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Re: howto start freeBSD with WIN2000-Bootmanager ?

If I could help you, I would ;) And I'm sure the other regulars here feel the same way.

Sorry ;)
One long-haired git at your service...
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: howto start freeBSD with WIN2000-Bootmanager ?

bootpart:

http://www.winimage.com/bootpart.htm

solved my problem.

greetings
chris