Partioning for a FBSD-64 install

Willem Jan Withagen wjw at
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
terminal serial
default 1
timeout 30

title FreeBSD/i386
root (hd0,0,a)
kernel /boot/loader

title FreeBSD/amd64
root (hd0,0,d)
kernel /boot/loader

title Windows 2000
root (hd0,2)
chainloader +1

Where I'm using Win2000 further to boot either W2k of XP-amd64


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