[PC-BSD Testing] Two problems

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Mon Jun 20 07:44:06 PDT 2011


Roelof,

I suppose if you ever find the info regarding the boot.ini stuff, post 
it here. I think it'd be good info to share.

Arthur


>
>  Hello,
>
> That sounds very legitimete explanation.
>
> I did it the way Dr. Phoenix said but with no success
>
> Maybe a idea to look up the boot.ini and post it here ?
>
> Roelof
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2011 16:20:57 -0500
> From: A-Koziol at neiu.edu
> To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Two problems
>
> Roelof,
>
> In reality, you setup should work but I still think this is because 
> WIndows is mucking up the boot sector or process. Did you use 
> something like Parted Magic to analyze what's the active partition and 
> all this stuff? I briefly read a blurb about dual-boot here 
> (http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=4966) that may be of use 
> but I think some of the boot stuff got changed in 9.0. When I used to 
> have multi boot systems I used to use System Commander but it's been 
> eons since I've used a boot manager. I'm not sure what to say going 
> forward. In reality, the a setting in boot.ini should be launching 
> PCBSD for you. Windows 7 has that boot sector protection junk unlike 
> XP and if it sees it's messed around with it'll complain or try to 
> "repair" itself.
>
> Read the thing from Dr. Phoenix (about half way down): 
> http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=14222
>
> Arthur
>
>
>     Oke,
>
>     No,
>     Windows is on the first disk and pcbsd is on the second disk.
>     So there both on a logical partittiion.
>
>     Anyone a idea what happens here ?
>     And should I contact the developers of easybcd about this problem ?
>
>     Roelof
>
>
>     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>     Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 21:54:21 -0500
>     From: A-Koziol at neiu.edu <mailto:A-Koziol at neiu.edu>
>     To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org <mailto:testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
>     Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Two problems
>
>     I thought I read that Windows was the the first partition?
>
>     Arthur
>
>
>         Hello,
>
>         why do you think it's not a logical partition.
>
>         I choose for use the whole disk so I think that the installer
>         makes the partitions the right way.
>
>         Roelof
>
>         ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>         Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 15:36:55 -0500
>         From: A-Koziol at neiu.edu <mailto:A-Koziol at neiu.edu>
>         To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org <mailto:testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
>         Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Two problems
>
>         On 06/17/2011 3:28 PM, Roelof Wobben wrote:
>
>
>             I've not done any playing with EasyBCD. Did it detect the
>             FreeBSD partition correctly? What is the exact text error
>             you get when it tries to boot?
>
>
>             It looks like it.
>             I have this choice:
>             partition 1 (0xa5 - 57Gib)
>             The exact message is
>             boot error
>             Roelof
>
>
>         Correct me if I am wrong but doesn't BSD need to reside on a
>         primary partition? I don't recall reading that it can be
>         booted off a logical partition. At the very least, the
>         bootloader has to be on the primary partition.
>
>         Arthur
>
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