GRUB problems

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Wed Apr 27 12:54:30 PDT 2005

In the last episode (Apr 27), Michael Thaler said:
> Hello,
> I just installed PC-BSD which is based on FreeBSD5.3, but comes with
> a graphical installer.
> I already have Windows XP and Debian Linux installed on my computer,
> so I could not install PC-BSD in a primary partition at the beginning
> of the disk.  Instead I created a new primary partition at the end of
> the disk. I now have the following disk layout:
>     hda3                       Primary    FreeBSD                               
> I have the following two entries in /boot/grub/menu.lst:
> title           PC-BSD
>                 root (hd0,2,a)
>                 kernel /boot/loader
> With both entries I cannot boot. I get the following error messages:
> Entry 2:
> Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0xa5
> kernel /boot/loader
> Error 17: cannot mount selected partition
> Is there anything I can do to get this working?

You probably don't have ufs support built into grub.  I find it easier
to just chain to the bootblock instead:

chainloader +1

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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