dual boot; Linux, FreeBSD
hackmiester at hackmiester.com
Sat Jun 10 19:27:37 UTC 2006
On 10 Jun 2006, at 11:45 AM, julien Chaffraix wrote:
> I have made the same configuration (Debian and FreeBSD). I used
> Grub and it works very well, here is the entry in menu.lst:
I'll tell you which of these were different and why...
> title FreeBSD
> root (hd0,0)
Odd, I had to specify the slice (the a in "root (hd0,0,a)")
I don't think this is necessary.
> chainloader +1
Well, this is a different way to do it, usually this is used with
Microsuck products... but I suppose it'd work here too.
A handy feature, but I don't use it.
> (It is strange that the entry is not the same as the previous
> answer !?)
> I also implemented the swap 's sharing as it is presented in the
> mini-howto Linux-FreeBSD (http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-mini/Linux
> +FreeBSD.html). The howto is a bit old but you can follow it.
Glad you got everything working.
> Hunter Fuller wrote:
>> Grub does well for me. Set it up for Linux and then set it up for
>> BSD, making sure the UFS driver's in there. Here's my command-list
>> for booting FBSD.
>> root (hd0,0,a)
>> kernel /boot/loader
>> I might have the spacing wrong, I'm doing it from memory, but the
>> data's all there.
>> On 10 Jun 2006, at 1:26 AM, jekillen wrote:
>>> If I want to set up a dual boot of either Linux or FreeBSD, what
>>> is the best way to go about it?
>>> Use Lilo, grub, or does FreeBSD have a boot loader that it likes
>>> better and Linux won't object to?
>>> i'm planning on using Debian on a separate bootable hard drive. I
>>> have to get more info on what
>>> version of Debian I will use. FreeBSD is version 6.0 release. It
>>> works great, has little quirks here
>>> and there but are negligible, Xwindow screen saver daemon won't
>>> run, but that's ok because
>>> mostly I shut the monitor off when not using the system. Gnome
>>> throws up a dialog every
>>> time it starts stating that a panel is already running. Once it
>>> kept presenting the same dialog
>>> several times before it was satisfied that I got the message.
>>> Monitor works great without any
>>> intervention from me. I sure is nice to have a computer system
>>> that just runs and runs and
>>> I don't have to do finger nail biting trying to stay ahead of
>>> Thanks in advance:
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