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jmc1987 01-20-2011 01:27 AM

Booting FreeBSD iso grub2
I am a little confused and Need some help. I wanted to try out FreeBSD but I want to boot it from an ISO. I put my iso file on my first hd 3rd partition in /boot/iso/FreeBSD-8.1-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso. But I can't seem find anything to boot freebsd this way. Is it possible and if so how. This is what I kinda got but its not working.


menuentry "FreeBSD1" {
insmod loopback
insmod iso9660
set isofile="/boot/iso/FreeBSD-8.1-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso"
loopback loop (hd0,3)$isofile


jefro 01-20-2011 05:06 PM

Not sure how to get grub to do it with bsd. Grub4dos should do it. Also maybe other ways in last post.

jmc1987 01-20-2011 08:06 PM

Okay I guess I'll see if I can get it installed in vbox or something to play with.

jefro 01-20-2011 09:03 PM

Your issue is more of trying to run the iso but virtualbox or vmplayer is really the best way to run other os's.

Might be a virtual appliance already on vmware's site or bsd site may even have one to just boot up.

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