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Old 06-12-2012, 10:24 AM   #1
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Debian, FreeBSD and Windows Server 2008 R2 on the same hard drive.

I've installed Debian Squeeze on the disk where Windows Server and FreeBSD were previously installed (they were booting with FreeBSD loader). FreeBSD became invisible for grub2, but after editing /etc/grub.d/40_custom and configuring grub2 it started to boot. Windows was visible from the very beginnig but it is impossible to boot. Even the installation disk repair utility doesn't see Windows (loading in a safe mod is also impossible). What was wrong, and is it possible to repair booting - I want all three OS to boot on the same hard drive.
Old 07-31-2012, 05:18 AM   #2
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Windows should be on a primary partition else it will moan.

I don't understand what you mean with "invisible"? Are you sure you haven't deleted it? Can you see the partition from any of your other OSs? You can try dropping to the command line and type: fdisk -l /dev/sda (presuming your harddrive is sda) This will list all your different partitions, and you can find out where Windows is currently installed.

Also, maybe you can read-up about the command line for grub? Grub can read NTFS partitions, and you can play with what is needed in your config file by executing the instructions directly from Grub to get your windows running. This looks like a good article, you need the "chainloader" command to get started.


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