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Old 09-21-2004, 11:15 AM   #1
offaxis
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Question Booting FreeBSD with Grub


All right I am new at this. I need some help tri booting my PC at work. It has Suse Linux & FreeBSD, Windows XP. I have got grub to boot Suse and XP but I can't get it to boot FreeBSD. Can some one help please.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 11:47 AM   #2
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Boot it the exactly same way like you boot Windows Xp.

If I remember it correctly it should be:

title=FreeBSD
root (hd0,1)
chainloader +1

if your freeBSD is in /dev/hda2.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 12:04 PM   #3
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GRUB is capable of directly load the FreeBSD kernel( or load the FreeBSD kernel loader, which is recommended)
For example if your FreeBSD root partition is in GRUB terms (hd1,0a)
you can use something like
Code:
title FreeBSD
root (hd1,0a)
kernel /boot/loader
 
Old 09-21-2004, 12:21 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Demonbane
GRUB is capable of directly load the FreeBSD kernel( or load the FreeBSD kernel loader, which is recommended)
For example if your FreeBSD root partition is in GRUB terms (hd1,0a)
you can use something like
Code:
title FreeBSD
root (hd1,0a)
kernel /boot/loader
Ya, I was using that method with FreeBSD 4.x. But there was one time that GRUB didn't support direct loading of the 5.x kernel. So I resorted to the solution I stated above. Since I havent been following the development status of GRUB for some time. Perhaps it does support it now.
 
  


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