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Old 4th May 2009
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Default Cannot activate partition in XP.

I just installed a dual-boot system of openbsd and XP. But I cannot mark the partition "active" in Disk Management when i right click at the partition.
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Which order did you install the operating systems?

I saw a post, earlier this morning, that backs up my rule, "whenever you are dual-booting with Windows, install Windows first".
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I have XP first then Openbsd. Now the problem is i mark XP as active when i finish install the openbsd and reboot to XP. But i cannot mark the openbsd partition as "active" at the Disk Management ir order to login to openbsd machine.. I tried to login as Administrator in XP but still the same.
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Weird - Windows probably won't let you mark the partition active as (for some insatiably stupid reason) it will only let you change markings on partitions it can recognize.

I have not explored the possibility of Grub and OpenBSD, but I highly suggest you look into it. I currently have a Debian-testing and OpenBSD 4.5 dual-boot, in which Grub is my main bootloader, which then chainloads to OpenBSD.
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Ohh. What should i do... I'm trying to find a solution in google..
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Okay - hopefully you have not put too much time into your OpenBSD install.

When I installed OpenBSD, with the fdisk portion, I left my OpenBSD partition marked active; this is under the pretense that you do not have a silly BIOS, and that the BIOS looks at the MBR of the disk and not the PBR of the first partition.

Check out this section of the OpenBSD FAQ.
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As a temporary solution, bsdnewbie, you can boot bsd installation media (cd*.iso, floppy*.fs) and select the kernel from the hard drive at the boot> prompt.

Then, you at least can run OpenBSD while you search for answers.
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