RME audio card user new to FreeBSD

Juergen Lock nox at jelal.kn-bremen.de
Sat Nov 24 13:40:53 UTC 2012

In article <1353710659.11101.58.camel at q> you write:
>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.

Hm I don't think grub legacy nor syslinux can load FreeBSD kernels
and klds directly, grub2 is the only bootloader I know besides
loader(8) that can.


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