How to dual-boot FreeBSD 9 with Linux?
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Sat Oct 29 06:05:25 UTC 2011
----- Original Message -----
> From: Thomas Mueller <mueller6727 at bellsouth.net>
> To: freebsd-questions at FreeBSD.org
> Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2011 4:47 AM
> Subject: Re: How to dual-boot FreeBSD 9 with Linux?
>> Is any one by now successfully dual-booting FreeBSD 9 with Linux?
>> I have tried with OpenSuse 11.4 with FreeBSD 9. OpenSuse installs Grub1 to
> mbr. Grub1 doesn't seem to support FreeBSD 9. It cannot recognise the file
>> Any help in this regard is very much appreciated.
>> Many thanks in advance.
> Not yet, but I intend to, once I get Linux built and installed, possibly
> starting with a cross-compile from FreeBSD 9.
> On my older computer, i386 (32-bit), I dual-boot FreeBSD 8.2 and Linux
> (Slackware) using LILO, also FreeDOS on another hard disk, can even boot
> grub4dos and Plop (http://www.plop.at/) boot manager from LILO.
> Can you use rootnoverify with grub1 (you must mean grub 0.97)?
Yes, it is 0.97.
> You could also try grub2, which is in the ports under sysutils.
> Is your hard disk partitioned MBR or GPT?
> My hard disk is partitioned GPT, I still can't boot the hard disk directly,
> but using the System Rescue CD (http://sysresccd.org/), I go to the Super Grub
> Disk in the floppy images, hit c to get to command prompt, and
> set root=(hd0,3)
> kfreebsd /boot/loader
> You would use the actual FreeBSD partition which will probably be different from
Tom, thanks for the reply. I managed to get both OpenSUSE 11.4 and FreeBSD 9 dual-boot on i386 desktop computer.
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