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FreeBSD 9 and Windows XP dual boot

Discussion in 'Mobile Computing' started by popanik, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. popanik

    popanik New Member

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    Hey guys and girls,

    I am new to the FreeBSD community and I decided two days ago to install FreeBSD 9 on an old HP Compaq nc6220. The laptop was running Windows XP and I managed to install FreeBSD successfully. After configuring the boot manager of FreeBSD to recognize the Windows partition with the following command:
    boot0cfg -B ada0

    The problem is that when I power up the laptop and get to the boot manager, in order to select which OS to boot, I have to press F1 to boot into Windows and F2 to boot into FreeBSD. If I press F1, Windows boot successfully, but If I press F2, nothing happens.

    Why does this happen? How can I solve this issue? Thank you for your time.
     
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    execve New Member

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