Re: i386-current: how do I boot Windows off of my second disk?
Hisashi T Fujinaka <htodd <at> twofifty.com>
2005-05-02 04:36:41 GMT
On Sun, 1 May 2005, David Laight wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2005 at 11:49:59PM -0700, Hisashi T Fujinaka wrote:
>> I think even after reading the man pages I need some more clue. I have
>> NetBSD on the first disk, and WinXP on the second disk. I installed the
>> bootselectors on both disks. Apparently I have them set up wrong since
>> they just give me the message "Fn: Diskn". The only thing I can do to
>> get things to boot is to hit "Return" and NetBSD continues to the
>> bootselector (booting in 5 seconds, etc). F1 and F2 give me the "Fn:
>> Diskn" error.
>> Anyone have a clue for me?
> You need to add a menu entries by editing the partition data with
> netbsd's fdisk. Then you'll get a line "1: Netbsd" (or whatever you
> put for the menu text for the partition) below the "Fn: Diskn" text.
> You'll then see that F2 is reading the bootselect code of the second disk.
> In fact you probaly only want the bootselect code on the first disk.
> mbr(8) and fdisk(8) might be enlightening.
Thanks! Unfortunately, I've really confused myself by not knowing the
basics. It might be in there, but I don't see how to put the original
bootblocks back, or why I can't boot WinXP correctly from the NetBSD
Hisashi T Fujinaka - htodd <at> twofifty.com
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