Partioning for a FBSD-64 install
Willem Jan Withagen
wjw at withagen.nl
Mon Sep 27 11:35:18 PDT 2004
>>> 2. I have seperate SCSI drives, one for XP-64 and one for
>>> FreeBSD-64. In the past I have used grub to boot between OS's. If
>>> #1 is true then grub will no longer be on a floppy and will have
>>> to become bootable CD unless useable in emulation mode. Is there a
>>> grub port for 64?
You do noet need a special GRUB with 64bit. Even stronger, I think,
since amd64 "boots" in 32 bit mode, it expects to find 32bit code in the
bootsector. It is only after the kernel starts to boot that the
processor gets switched into 64bit mode.
I installed all the OS'es I wanted including a version of i386, with
which I installed GRUB in the bootsector.
And the other stages went into /boot/grub on the i386 partition.
The config also went into there, and looks like:
serial --unit=0 --speed=115200
title Windows 2000
Where I'm using Win2000 further to boot either W2k of XP-amd64
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