[PC-BSD Testing] Booting with Grub

Andreas Nilsson adde_85 at telia.com
Fri Aug 22 13:42:00 PDT 2008


On Friday 22 August 2008 21:30:07 Iain Bucław wrote:
> > > Hi I've installed the PCBSD Alpha, I just need a little direction as to
> > > how to boot the partition using GRUB.
> > >
> > > The partition number is sdb3 in Linux terms. root (hd1,2) in Grub
> > > terms. If that is any help.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advanced.
> > >
> > > Regards
> > > Iain
> > >
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> > I suggest:
> >
> > title PC-BSD
> > rootnoverify (hd1,2,a)
> > kernel /boot/loader
> >
> > Substitute a with the correct value for your setup
> >
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> Ah, thanks.
> rootnoverify was the buzzword. Although all I've found that works is
> this:
>
> rootnoverify (hd1,2)
> chainloader +1
> boot
>
> I will play round a bit more. But thanks for your help.
>
> Iain

Ok, i guess we have a bit different setup. I took the values from my grub.conf 
for booting my FreeBSD install. I'm glad you found something that worked.

If the bootloader is installed to the partion you could perhaps use something 
like

title PC-BSD
rootnoverify (hd1,2)
chainloader +1

Andreas



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