[PC-BSD Testing] Known boot-loader issue brought to light.

Charles A. Landemaine charles at pcbsd.org
Sun Jul 22 16:49:41 PDT 2007

I see I'm not the only one who lost his Windows Vista partition. A few  
months ago I had the same problem. This only happens with Windows Vista.  
I'd also like to have Grub, it boots any OS fine and it is Vista-friendly.

Charles A. Landemaine.

On Sun, 22 Jul 2007 20:41:26 -0300, Edward O'Callaghan  
<victoredwardocallaghan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey all,
> In regards to the current boot loader used and a system with a Vista
> install.
> If a user wises to re size the Vista partition then dual boot the user  
> maybe
> surprised to find Vista will fail to boot from the BSD boot loader with  
> the
> following error message:
> "The file /Windows/system32/winload.exe can not be found or is corrupt."
> This is due to the BSD boot loader overwriting a UUID in the MBR the  
> Vista
> OS uses to boot for some reason as it was not in the Beta or the RC.
> Is there any plan to use GRUB as the default boot loader anytime soon ?
> If so, could the Linux version of grub-install be used as this, I am told
> now does not delete the Unique Identifier that is kept in the MBR or  
> could
> the current boot loader be patched up so solve this issue?
> I look forward to more testing of 1.4 :~)
> Best Regards,
> -
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EdwardOcallaghan/WindowsVista
> Edward O'Callaghan.
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