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 "missing operating system" -- after FreeBSD install over Win2k
Author: xavier 
Date:   06-02-01 06:29

I wanted to dual boot Win2k and FreeBSD. So what I did was use Partition Magic 6.0 to free up 6G at the end of my 18G hard drive which was already running Win2k. Then I booted from my FreeBSD cdrom and created FreeBSD "slice" on ad0s2 including the /, swap, /var, and /usr partitions as normal. I made sure to select "None" when it asked to select the bootloader because I didn't want it to modify the MBR so tha I could use bootpart and the NT boot menu to select the OS to boot. So when the install completed and I rebooted I got "read error." So after some searching I found out about "fdisk /mbr" and tried that. Now I get "missing operating system." Please help. I didn't lose anything that I didn't have backed up but I would really like to restore this system (if at all possible) rather that re-installing Win2k and trying agian. I hope this can be a learning experience in what to do (and not to do) when setting up a dual boot box. Thanks for any help you can provide.

Xavier

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 Re: "missing operating system" -- after FreeBSD install over Win2k
Author: moe 
Date:   06-02-01 07:57

try setting the win2k partition active with partition magic -- use the partition magic dos boot disk, you did make one did you not?

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 Re: "missing operating system" -- after FreeBSD install over Win2k
Author: Josh 
Date:   06-02-01 16:59

u can do like this,..install the freebsd partiton in the mbr..coz this doesn't affect the win2k as it's" bootmanager" doesn't stay in mbr.then u can choose which one to boot into..happy freebsding

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 Re: "missing operating system" -- after FreeBSD install over Win2k
Author: Stephane 
Date:   06-02-01 18:15

Hi,

I installed win2k, then freebsd with the bootlader. When win2k start, it hangs with a message saying something like "check your disc with chkdsk and/or with an anti-virus. If this message is still there after reboot, you're unlucky...".

I use sysinstall to set a standard MBR, and the win2k start fine. But without the freebsd multi-boot feature, I can't start freebsd (or I need a floppy...).

It sounds like a safety check inside win2k, that avoid multi-os boot :(.

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 Re: "missing operating system" -- after FreeBSD install over Win2k
Author: xavier 
Date:   07-02-01 00:52

Thanks...I did that (using fdisk) and was able to boot fine into win2k. Now just to figure out how to use the ntldr to boot from my fbsd partition. Has anyone had any success with bootpart (www.winimage.com)?

xavier

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 Re: "missing operating system" -- after FreeBSD install over Win2k
Author: Brent 
Date:   15-02-01 23:41

You should be able to add a line to the boot.ini file under Win2k (you'll have to view all files, including archived and system files to see it in your directory listings). I'm not sure on the syntax, as I don't have a Win2k machine in front of me to check, but I'm sure you can determine from the default entries. Just add an option for "FreeBSD", and use the syntax in the file to tell it where to look for the boot information.

Hope this helps!!

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