Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Feb 2008 14:25 UTC, submitted by bsd_user
FreeBSD The FreeBSD project has released the second release candidate for FreeBSD 7.0. "We sincerely hope this will be the last of the public tests for 7.0 and that the -RELEASE builds will start in about a week and a half. If bug(s) considered big enough to be show-stoppers are found we will of course reconsider but hopefully we're in good enough shape now to proceed with the release."
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FreeBSD+Windows bootloader
by antik on Thu 14th Feb 2008 20:14 UTC
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Sometimes it is not possible to install FreeBSD bootloader into MBR due to some bios manufacturers ignorance to support other operating systems/boot loaders (I encountered this problem with my Clevo branded tablet notebook T210C).

Install FreeBSD into prepared primary partition as usual but don't install boot loader. Insert the PC-BSD/FreeBSD installation CD-ROM and copy the /boot/boot1 file to a new file called c:\freebsd. Then modify the c:\boot.ini file by running 'notepad c:\boot.ini'. You cannot find this file with 'Search' or via Explorer as it is hidden from normal view.

Then add the following at the very end of the boot.ini file:

c:\freebsd="FreeBSD Operating System"

After saving changes reboot Windows. The next time Windows appear you have the choice of booting Windows 2000/XP or FreeBSD. Either OS can now be started from this menu.

Edited 2008-02-14 20:18 UTC

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