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Old 03-25-2012, 09:02 AM   #1
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Boot Ubuntu From NetBSD Boot-Loader


I Want To Have NetBSD Installed On My Copmuter But GRUB Doesn't Seem Apt To Boot NetBSD (No Pun Intended). NetBSD's BootLoader Has The Ablility To Boot To Windows.

How Could I Ether Force-Feed GRUB To Boot To NetBSD Or Use NetBSD's Bootloader To Boot To Ubuntu?
 
Old 03-25-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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Windows is generally booted by chain loading. That is, the "OS" is Windows' own bootloader inside the partition. I believe GRUB can work fine inside a partition, so the same trick should work. I can't tell you how to configure GRUB for that, though.
 
Old 05-02-2012, 01:13 AM   #3
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Same problem here. I installed NetBSD 5.1.2 alongside Ubuntu 11.04 Natty. Grub2 (the version shipped with Natty) does not see the contents of the NetBSD slice/partition, and thus is unable to boot netbsd kernel (interestingly enough, it CAN boot NetBSD if run within QEMU!). Downgrading to the old grub (grub1) does not solve the problem -- it says it's unable to boot anything beyond certain cylinder.
 
Old 05-23-2012, 12:54 PM   #4
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Grub with windows, linux, and netBSD

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Originally Posted by Vitalie Ciubotaru View Post
Same problem here. I installed NetBSD 5.1.2 alongside Ubuntu 11.04 Natty. Grub2 (the version shipped with Natty) does not see the contents of the NetBSD slice/partition, and thus is unable to boot netbsd kernel (interestingly enough, it CAN boot NetBSD if run within QEMU!). Downgrading to the old grub (grub1) does not solve the problem -- it says it's unable to boot anything beyond certain cylinder.
Here's my grub.conf:

# grub.conf
#
#boot=/dev/sda
default=0
timeout=5
splashimage=(hd0,4)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
hiddenmenu

title NetBSD 6.0 beta
rootnoverify (hd0,3)
chainloader +1

title Scientific Linux (2.6.32-220.13.1.el6.x86_64)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32-220.13.1.el6.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root rd_NO_LUKS LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rd_NO_MD rd_LVM_LV=VolGroup/lv_swap SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 rhgb crashkernel=128M quiet rd_LVM_LV=VolGroup/lv_root KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rd_NO_DM
initrd /initramfs-2.6.32-220.13.1.el6.x86_64.img

title Scientific Linux (2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64)
root (hd0,4)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64 ro root=/dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root rd_NO_LUKS LANG=en_US.UTF-8 rd_NO_MD rd_LVM_LV=VolGroup/lv_swap SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 rhgb crashkernel=128M quiet rd_LVM_LV=VolGroup/lv_root KEYBOARDTYPE=pc KEYTABLE=us rd_NO_DM
initrd /initramfs-2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64.img

title Win 7
rootnoverify (hd0,2)
chainloader +1

Last edited by carl.moxey; 05-23-2012 at 12:55 PM.
 
  


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