How to setup grub to boot freebsd

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Jun 14 14:41:38 GMT 2005

windlamf <windlamf at> writes:

> Hi everyone.
> Here is my problem. I want to use grub to boot freebsd, I wrote the following lines in grub.conf:
> title FreeBSD 5.3
> root (hd0,0,a)
> kernel /boot/loader
> But grub warns me: filesystem unknown, cannot mount selected partition
> Can somebody tell me what is wrong and how to setup?
> Thanks.

Are you sure you have a version of grub that knows how to boot from
UFS2?  The one currently in the ports collection seems to know how,
but maybe it didn't when 5.3 was released...

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