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Old 01-20-2011, 12:27 AM   #1
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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.

Code:
menuentry "FreeBSD1" {
insmod loopback
insmod iso9660
set isofile="/boot/iso/FreeBSD-8.1-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso"
loopback loop (hd0,3)$isofile
}
Thanks
 
Old 01-20-2011, 04:06 PM   #2
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http://ansi.interblc.com/2010/02/06/...#comment-49077


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

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/925285

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...y-grub-367901/

Last edited by jefro; 01-20-2011 at 04:08 PM.
 
Old 01-20-2011, 07:06 PM   #3
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Okay I guess I'll see if I can get it installed in vbox or something to play with.
 
Old 01-20-2011, 08:03 PM   #4
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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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