Anti_Evil wrote:Hi there,
I've installed FreeBSD 7.2 RELEASE on the pc that currently running Windows Vista. In installation steps i selected to "Leave the Master Boot Record untouched".
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Anti_Evil wrote:Well, seems that it didn't worked and now after rebooting system it automatically start-up the BSD.
Although the MBR was not installed, sysinstall marked your FreeBSD partition active, hence you are always booting FreeBSD. As root, execute:
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fdisk -a /dev/ad0
(substitute ad0 with your actual disk device name)
Change the active partition to the vista one and save the new partition table when prompted. You will reboot and get straight to Vista. Problem is you will not be able to boot FreeBSD then, but fear not.
Google and download EasyBCD. Install in Vista, it is a trivial GUI tool (free). You will get a FreeBSD entry in Vista's boot menue (!)
And it will all work fine.