FTP server for install link broken?

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Jan 27 19:22:59 UTC 2012

On Fri, 27 Jan 2012, Kaya Saman wrote:

> On 01/27/2012 04:16 PM, Warren Block wrote:
>> On Fri, 27 Jan 2012, Kaya Saman wrote:
>>> am currently trying to install FreeBSD 9 on my Lenovo X220 and noticed 
>>> that the link on this page in the FreeBSD Handbook is broken:
>>> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/install-pre.html 
>> See the header at the top of that page.  There is a new chapter for 
>> installing 9.0 and later.  The equivalent section is
>> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/bsdinstall-pre.html 
> Oh ok.....
> Anyway as I'm familiar with BSD 8.x I did the install without reading!!
> My issue was really to find the .img file for USB booting.
> All done now but can't seem to get Fedora 16's GRUB to boot BSD 9.0.... I 
> guess it's time to consult the documentation after all; even though 
> Google'ing provided results that didn't yield answers as the Linux GRUB can't 
> find the partition/slice combo???

The default install of FreeBSD 9 uses GPT, so there are no slices or 
FreeBSD (bsdlabel) partitions.  Instead of ad0s1a, it would just be 
ada0p2.  Don't know what Linux calls these partitions, though.

> Tried chainloading but that didn't work either probably as no boot-loader got 
> loaded into the PBR by default.

If you want multiboot on a GPT drive, grub2 seems to be the solution. 
(But I haven't tested it.)

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