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Old 10-06-2008, 05:16 AM   #1
JZL240I-U
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GRUB gets eaten by BSD boot loader?


I installed SuSE 11.0's /boot in /dev/sda1 (with / in /dev/sda9). /dev/sda2 holds openSolaris, /dev/sda3 FreeBSD 6.0 which I used to (up to SuSE 10.3) load with its own boot loader chainloaded by GRUB.

When I do start FreeBSD now it comes up and runs normally. Upon reboot I don't see GRUB at all but I see only FreeBSD's loader. Now what the ... ?

To get back to my system I had to re-install GRUB. That is not the way I want to handle this . Anybody with any ideas at all? What is happening here? What can I read?
 
Old 10-06-2008, 12:34 PM   #2
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Never seen such behaviour. Is it due to the bios?

Do you get the same behaviour after shutdown?

See the BSD manual too
 
Old 10-07-2008, 04:09 AM   #3
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...Is it due to the bios?
No. I made no changes and the entire setup worked before. Btw. all systems are on the same disk:

/dev/hda1 = /boot (GRUB)
/dev/hda2 = openSolaris
/dev/hda3 = FreeBSD 6.0
/dev/hda4 = extended...

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Do you get the same behaviour after shutdown?
Yes. Even after complete power down / off. Looks like the MBR is overwritten, but how? Is it really so?

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See the BSD manual too
No comments there.

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