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Old 03-03-2006, 10:55 PM   #1
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Dual booting Ubuntu and Freebsd

Has anyone dual booted Ubuntu and Freebsd??

I'm just wondering because I have dual booted linux and windows without any issues. Now dual booting two nix based operating systems is something that I have never done.

Is there a certain way that I should approach this? Should I install Unbuntu first then install bsd or the other way around. Basically, I'm worried about the boot loader being able to recongize with OSes.

I'm just looking for some advice from someone that has approached this before so that I do not end up scratching my head for endless hours.
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It is very doable, are you using Lilo or Grub as your bootloader?
Here's an article on how to with grub:
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will this work on triple boot windows 7/ubuntu/freebsd?
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how to dual boot Uuntu/freebsd?
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Originally Posted by brianthegreat View Post
Has anyone dual booted Ubuntu and Freebsd??
A quick google search found this on the FreeBsd forums:
So instal Ubuntu first, then install FreeBsd. Then edit the /etc/grub.d/40_custom file as per that thread. Then be sure to run:
sudo update-grub
to update your /boot/grub/grub.cfg file.

NOTE: You should not have to reinstall grub2 to the MBR with
sudo grub-install /dev/sda
as it says there, unless installing FreeBsd would alter the MBR in some way that I am not aware of. I would think that FreeBsd would give you the option not to install a boot loader during the installation so you can use the boot loader that you are currently using (i.e., grub2) as it says in post #4 in that thread.

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