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Old 11-13-2001
Data problem with the startup

I have installed free bsd, and it won't reboot on it.
I got win on disk 1 and on disk 2 is free bsd.
Is there an optoin tha do so u could choose betwen win or free bsd?
Is there an option in the installation that maybe I have missed?
# 2  
Old 11-13-2001
Yeah, it sounds like you might have missed the bootloader...

It can be kind of scary for people who are installing a dual-boot system to overwrite their boot-sector / MBR with something else...

Did you create the boot floppy when it asked you to, or did you skip that?
# 3  
Old 11-13-2001
I skipped it.
But is that the problem, or is it something in the installation that I have forgott.
# 4  
Old 11-14-2001
Well, if you didn't install a program to boot your computer into BSD, and you don't have a boot floppy, that will definitely be your problem...

Can you do a "rescue boot" from the installation CD? If, get in there, and create a darn boot disk!

Sorry, I can't offer more specifics, but I am not very familiar with FreeBSD installations procedures...

<a href=""></a> has a great documentation set online, though. Have fun!
# 5  
Old 11-14-2001
Thanks for the help
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