RME audio card user new to FreeBSD

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Fri Nov 23 22:44:22 UTC 2012

On Fri, 2012-11-23 at 23:14 +0100, Juergen Lock wrote:
> Btw there is another solution to this problem:  while loader(8)
> cannot boot from 'extended' slices, grub2 actually can if you
> tell it to load kernel and klds itself instead of chainloading
> loader.  Only there is a bug preventing 9.1/amd64 and later kernels
> from starting so you either need to add a patch to grub 2.00 or use
> grub bzr.  The patch I mirrored here:
> 	http://people.freebsd.org/~nox/tmp/grub2-paste_180121.patch
>  Here is an example to have grub2 load kernel and klds itself:
> 	http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-multimedia/2011-March/011828.html
> (use 'set root=(hd0,5)' etc instead of 'set root=(hd0,1)' for an
> extended slice.)
>  PR to update the sysutils/grub2 port to 2.00 + bugfix:
> 	http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=ports/170417
> (tho I atually have debian Linux on that box too and just installed
> grub 2.00 manually there with the patch.)

Hi Juergen,

thank you. If possible I'll avoid to install GRUB 2, I hate GRUB 2. If
possible I'll stay with GRUB legacy or use something similar, e.g.

I want a clear configuration for the menu. The menu must not! be
automatically generated, since this is impossible for my needs.

I experienced GRUB 2 as a PITA and only would use it, if there will be
no other bootloader that is to my taste.

Tomorrow I might read the FreeBSD handbook and install FreeBSD.


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