Problem booting FreeBSD from cboot FreeBSD from cdrom using
grubdrom using grub
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Wed Dec 21 10:39:25 PST 2005
John Baldwin <jhb at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Tuesday 20 December 2005 11:43 pm, Tony wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm trying to make an iso image that will boot FreeBSD using GRUB boot
> > loader.
> > Grub will boot /boot/loader and the loader will boot /boot/kernel. It
> > goes well on my disk, but when I try to make a livecd, it fails. I spend
> > some time figuring out that /boot/loader does not probe cd it self, it
> > depends on boot2 to tell him which cd to boot from. So I did some hack
> > on /boot/loader.
> Why do you need to use GRUB? The current cdboot + /boot/loader stuff works as
I had a similar problem. I needed to use GRUB because I had
to create a multi-OS DVD-ROM which contained FreeBSD, NetBSD
and OpenBSD. So I needed a bootmanager which is able to boot
all of them.
Unfortunately, it didn't work, similar to what the original
poster in this thread explained, so I had to forget about
making the DVD bootable, and instead require the users to
burn CDs or floppies from images contained on the DVD. :-(
If anyone knows how to make such a multi-OS bootable DVD,
I'm all ears ... I've tried both GRUB and GAG, but neither
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