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Randux 07-28-2007 08:28 PM

Anyone booted OpenBSD natively from Grub?
I mean not as a chainloader. Thanks.

archtoad6 07-30-2007 10:36 AM

What's your (presumably sensible) objection to chainloading?

Do you bother to Google, esp. Linux Google, for the answer? I found 3 good links in the 1st 3 results.


jay73 08-03-2007 09:54 PM

Do you mean like:

root (hdx,x)
kernel /boot/loader ?

Randux 08-06-2007 07:00 AM

Hi guys,

Thanks for the links/examples, but all that information is for FreeBSD which I am already booting directly with Grub. OpenBSD doesn't work the same way. That information doesn't apply.


aus9 08-28-2007 03:09 AM

from the grub manual

GRUB can load NetBSD a.out and ELF directly, follow these steps:
Set GRUB's root device with root (see root).
Load the kernel with kernel (see kernel). You should append the ugly option --type=netbsd, if you want to load an ELF kernel, like this:
grub> kernel --type=netbsd /netbsd-elf

Run boot (see boot).
For now, however, GRUB doesn't allow you to pass kernel parameters, so it may be better to chain-load it instead. For more information, please see Chain-loading.
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The booting instruction is exactly the same as for NetBSD (see NetBSD).

2) so it looks like chainloader is the best afterall?

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