Best way to make machine multi-boot
frank2 at fjl.co.uk
Thu Dec 12 19:58:09 UTC 2013
On 11/12/2013 16:43, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> 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.
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