Dual boot problems (RESOLVED)
fbsd06 at mlists.homeunix.com
Wed Feb 14 03:14:48 UTC 2007
On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 21:51:52 -0500 (EST)
"Questions" <questions at totaldiver.net> wrote:
> > On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 20:44:03 -0500 (EST)
> > "Questions" <questions at totaldiver.net> wrote:
> >> However, when I try FreeBSD/amd64, grub won't compile (it's
> >> architecture is forced to i386 only in the Makefile. I haven't dug
> >> into why, but I'm confident there is a reason. Obviously, grub
> >> becomes a non-option. Gag has the same limitation of being i386
> >> only.
> > I'm not sure why gag is i386 only, all it does is install a binary
> > floppy disk ISO. You can also install it from many Linux live CDs.
> > Once it's installed it's independent of the original installation
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> To help anyone out who is also attempting to dualboot FreeBSD/amd64
> and Vista: here is what I did.
> Install Vista first. Use the disk manager to create a partition (or
> resize the partition) to make room for FreeBSD.
> reboot, and install FreeBSD, installing a standard MBR (the machine
> will reboot directly into FreeBSD)
> After back into a fresh FreeBSD, do:
> sysinstall > Configure > Distributions > lib32 (this installs 32bit
> compatibility libraries.
> Now fetch
> (yes, the i386 package)
> pkg_add grub.tgz
> It will now work in compatibility mode, and you can use it same as
> you can with a native FreeBSD/i386.
FWIW gag will work without any of that, and will carry on working if
you replace the FreeBSD partition.
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