Best way to make machine multi-boot

Frank Leonhardt frank2 at
Thu Dec 12 19:58:09 UTC 2013

On 11/12/2013 16:43, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> Hi,
 > I'm using GRUB2 since there was the thought that GRUB2 could boot
 > FreeBSD directly, but I ended up with a chainload. However, even
 > when using a sane bootloader, such as syslinux, I would use the
 > bootloader from Linux and if possible chainload FreeBSD and drop
 > Windows completely. I used Windows for testing hardware. MBR IMO is a
 > good choice, I at least use MBR. IOW, I don't know what can be used,
 > but I know that at least GRUB2 does the job, when used from a Linux
 > install and when manually editing grub.cfg and the HDDs use MBR.
 > I guess I should drop the set default line too, I didn't spend much
 > work to write grub.cfg.
 > The snipped menu entries are many Linux installs.

Thanks Ralf. I was hoping someone would have the exact runes to get all 
the BSDs, Linux and Indiana to co-exist on one drive but on your 
suggestion, I'll start with GRUB and see how I get on unless anyone else 
can chip in.

Regards, Frank.

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