[PC-BSD Testing] Two problems

Roelof Wobben rwobben at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 20 13:16:03 PDT 2011


I have read this but I  worked with 2 different disk instead of 2 different partitions Roelof
 Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:03:15 -0500
From: A-Koziol at neiu.edu
To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Two problems






  


Roelof,



Sorry if this was repeated already but:
http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=14222





I installed my very first freeBSD yesterday, and I wanted it to dual
boot with windows 7. I must say I ran into a lot of trouble before
getting it to work properly. Since I found very few threads (except
that of andrnils) on how to achieve that, I thought it could be of some
help if I gave a feedback. So here is how I did it:



First Attempt (Failure):

I had my Disk partitionned In two: Archlinux on the first, and Windows
7 in the second. I deleted Archlinux and tryied to install freeBSD on
the first partition.

I got freeBSD working all right by lost windows 7 (or at least I was no
longer able to boot it. I was getting a lovely message telling me a
crucial windows 7 component was missing).



Second Attempt (Success):

Right after that failure, I adopted another strategy:



1. I erased all my disk (with Ubuntu Live CD and gparted) and created
two partitions:

an NTFS partitions of 30G in the beginning of the disk, and I left the
other partition

unused. As you can imagine, I definitely lost all my windows 7 data in
the process (I

had backuped all the important stuff of course)



2. I installed windows 7 in the first partition. There is nothing
special to say here, the

process is very simple. Just make sure you chose "Custom Install" and
chose the right

partition



3. I installed freeBSD on the second partition. Here you have to make
sure you install it

on the unused slice when you get to the FDisk part of installation. The
second important

thing is to chose the option "Install BootMgr".



And you're done. It worked perfectly for me. I think that the important
part is to install windows first, and to make sure it is installed in
the first slice of your disk.



I hope this will help,



PS: I am sorry if my english is not brillant, but I am French.. 



This was obviously not 9.0 but just an FYI.



Arthur






  
  Oke, 

 

But it still doesn't solve my problems.

 

Roelof

  

 

  
  From: drulavigne at sympatico.ca

To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org

Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 16:53:21 +0000

Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Two problems

  

  
  
  Definitely sounds like a BIOS limitation then. I'll
put a note in the Handbook.

  

Cheers,

  

Dru

  

  
  From: rwobben at hotmail.com

To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org

Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 16:37:16 +0000

Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Two problems

  

  
  

 yep, then I see the pc-bsd bootloader.

 

Roelof

 

  
  From: billksun at gmail.com

Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 09:06:35 -0700

To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org

Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Two problems

  

Just checking...but does the PCBSD disk boot by itself as the only disk
in the system?
  

  
  -Bill

  

  On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 8:21 AM, Roelof
Wobben <rwobben at hotmail.com>
wrote:

  
    
    I used GAG on Win7 and after that I get a message
that bootmgr was missing.

Also I did get a message disk error when I want to save the file.

 

Roelof

    

 

    > Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 11:19:26 -0400

> From: kris at pcbsd.org
    

> To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org

> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Two problems

> 

    
    
    > On 06/20/2011 11:17, Bill Sun wrote:

> > For what it's worth, I also dual boot (Win7 and PC-BSD 8.1)
with each 

> > OS on their own disks. But I just use the BIOS boot menu to
select 

> > which disk to boot off of, instead of using a boot loader
program. I 

> > think this solution is much simpler and safer. Also, when I
installed 

> > PC-BSD, I disconnected my Win7 disk so that no interference
is possible.

> >

> > -Bill

> I've setup a number of systems dual-booted with Win7 / PC-BSD and
on 

> each I load GAG and not had any issues:

> 

> http://gag.sourceforge.net

> 

> -- 

> Kris Moore

> PC-BSD Software

> iXsystems

> 

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