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Old 10-22-2009, 10:04 PM   #1
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Question Dual Boot Slackware 13 with FreeBSD, but Issue Dual Booting PC-BSD


Recently with the help of others I installed Slackware 13 and FreeBSD 7.2, modified the lilo.conf file to add FreeBSD, works great.

Last night I stumbled across PC-BSD and decided to install it on my 500GB drive since there was an unused 186GB out there.

Everything seemed to go just fine, no bootloader installed with PC-BSD, so I added another entry to the Slackware lilo.conf and I got an error which I will list after saying that:

Deciding that something is amiss with PC-BSD on sda4 I deleted sda3 and sda4 which leaves nothing but linux on the box.

I reinstall PC-BSD and the partition is sda3 just like the FreeBSD was and after I update lilo I still get:

Warning: LBA32 addressing assumed
Added Linux *
Warning: Device 0x0800: Inconsistent partition table, 3rd entry
CHS address in PT: 954:5:1 --> LBA (15326325)
LBA address in PT: 392162715 --> CHS (24411:0:1)
Fatal: Either FIX-TABLE or IGNORE-TABLE must be specified
If not sure, first try IGNORE-TABLE (-P ignore)

I have no clue what any of the FIX-TABLE, etc. is referencing. I went looking for man pages but nothing. The LBA32 Waring has always been there.

Please pardon me for cross posting this message to FreeBSD and a Linux forum. :-)

Thanks for any help.



I wanted to include this update. I once again deleted partitions 2 and 3 and installed FreeBSD 8.0 RC1 after Slackware ran lilo and it worked great. There is *SOMETHING* going on with "PC-BSD". Has to be, unless I'm proven wrong which I'm accustomed to. :-)

The expected working output I get is:

Warning: LBA32 addressing assumed

Added Linux *

Added FreeBSD

Thanks to McSlack for his ideas. I haven't tried them yet but I think it's a PC-BSD issue.


Last edited by Photon Blizzard; 10-23-2009 at 12:18 PM. Reason: A little information update.
Old 10-23-2009, 06:25 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Photon Blizzard View Post

Please pardon me for cross posting this message to FreeBSD and a Linux forum. :-)
Cross-posting is against the rules, so I imagine a mod will be along sooner or later and close off one of your threads. You really have to choose one sub-forum and go with that. If you get it wrong, you can appeal to a moderator to sort it out for you.
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Since PCBSD is a modofied version of FreeBSD, you have to follow a dual boot setup of two BSD releases setup before setting up grub or lilo.


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