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Old 12-21-2005, 09:01 AM   #1
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How to Remove FreeBSD Boot Manager


Until recently I had FreeBSD and Slackware Linux installed on one drive and used FBSD's boot manager. I have since removed FBSD and installed it on a second drive. How do I remove the FBSD boot manager on my Slackware drive? Can this be done from Slackware or do I have to boot FBSD?

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Old 12-21-2005, 03:00 PM   #2
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Not entirely sure on how to remove FBSD's boot loader, but you can just rerun lilo (or grub) from within slackware to overwrite it.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 03:28 PM   #3
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FreeBSD's boot manager starts first and then passes off to LILO if Linux is chosen. I'm not sure where FBSDBM is installed; no odd partitions show up in cfdisk under Slackware. I'll probably have to boot from the FBSD install disk and use fdisk to remove the boot manager.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 05:13 PM   #4
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And the answer is...

Boot from a DOS disk and do 'fdisk /mbr'

Thus closes this problem.

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Old 12-29-2005, 05:17 PM   #5
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which will remove what's in the mbr, but you'll still need to install lilo/grub/whatever in the mbr to make it boot again
 
Old 12-29-2005, 05:51 PM   #6
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Just log into Slackware and install lilo or grub to the MBR.
 
Old 12-30-2005, 09:25 AM   #7
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No, LILO works normally. LILO isn't installed in the mbr in this case.

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Old 12-30-2005, 03:47 PM   #8
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No, LILO works normally. LILO isn't installed in the mbr in this case.

Kent
One of your bootloaders, in this case the FreeBSD bootloader seems to be installed on the MBR. To remove it, install another bootloader such as Lilo onto the MBR. Using a dos disk to do "fdisk /mbr" can leave you with a system that you can't boot into without doing some tinkering. Use it only if you are trying to get rid of Linux/Unix bootloaders so that you can boot into Windows. Thats what other people have been trying to tell you.
 
Old 12-30-2005, 04:01 PM   #9
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OK, the problem is STILL solved. Thank you all for the help.

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