GRUB does not boot FreeBSD after installworld ...

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Wed Mar 29 19:07:33 UTC 2006

> From: Norbert Augenstein <norbert at>
> Subject: GRUB does not boot FreeBSD after installworld ...
> HI,
> i have updatete to 6.1-PRERELEASE and after the "installworld" step GRUB
> is unable to boot FreeBSD.

Perhaps it wasn't the installworld step that caused this...
The boot record isn't touched...

> After i did the installworld and rebooted the GRUB error was:
> 23 : Error while parsing number
> I have reinstalled the standard FreeBSD loader for now.
> Booting with a GRUB boot-floppy i am able to start either XP or Linux
> but trying to start FreeBSD the system just reboots, no errormessage.
> I have already tried to install GRUB to MBR again, but no go, the system
> just reboots if i try to start FreeBSD.
> Any ideas?

How are you installing grub? From floppy?
What are your configuration files?


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