grub on -current?

Matthias Schuendehuette msch at
Fri Nov 21 14:34:58 PST 2003

Hi Nate,

On Friday 21 November 2003 21:11, Nate Lawson wrote:
> Is anyone using this successfully?  I had to install it from Linux. 
> The grub.conf below works when installed by the Linux grub-install
> but FreeBSD's port always fails with the below messages.  Package:
> grub-0.92

Yes, I'm using grub but yes, I also installed from Linux. The problem 
seems to be GEOM, which doesn't allow to write the bootsector to a disk 
which has mounted filesystems on it. So if you have / on the bootdisk, 
there's no chance but to boot grub from floppy and install it from 

Ahm, nearly. There seems to be a sysctl (...geom.debug=16 ?) which 
allows to write the bootsector, but you better ask phk directly - I'm 
not sure...
Ciao/BSD - Matthias

Matthias Schuendehuette	<msch [at]>, Berlin (Germany)
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