Bootstrapping install from GRUB
Simon 'corecode' Schubert
corecode at fs.ei.tum.de
Fri Jul 15 15:19:25 GMT 2005
Ryan Nowakowski wrote:
> I'd like to bootstrap a FreeBSD 5.4 install from GRUB or another
> harddrive-based bootloader without using PXEboot.
> Problem: GRUB will boot the FreeBSD loader, however I can't get
> the loader to read a kernel from any of my existing partitions(ext2,
> reiserfs, fat16). I know it can load a kernel from UFS but I have to
> have FreeBSD installed to create a UFS partition(catch-22). Is there a
> way to get a non-pxeboot loader to grab the kernel from a non-UFS
> filesystem or perhaps the network(NFS or TFTP)?
First time load the kernel via grub, not the loader. The kernel will
complain, yet still work. After you're done installing, you can switch
grub to use the loader.
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