[PC-BSD Testing] GRUBing around Multi-OS coexistence?
yerenkow at uct.ua
Wed Nov 26 23:09:16 PST 2008
On 27.11.2008 9:06, Walt Pawley wrote:
> At 7:18 AM +0200 11/27/08, A.Yerenkow wrote:
>> On 27.11.2008 6:10, Walt Pawley wrote:
>>> Ubuntu apparently installs some version of GRUB perforce.
>>> I was able to make enough sense of
>>> the GRUB documentation to boot the first FreeBSD partition
>>> successfully (hd0,1,a). Great.
>>> At least it was until I attempted to boot the PC-BSD partition
>>> (hd0,2,a). GRUB complains that it can't mount the partition
>> Did you have partition magik or something similar to create /boot in old
>> I think it's common case:
>> Or you could try this:
> As is typical for me these days, I still don't know why it's
> doing what it's doing but I've managed to get it working.
> I was able to get the FreeBSD 7 partition to boot with
> root (hd0,1,a)
> kernel /boot/loader
> as is recommended in quite a number of places. But this did not
> work for the PC-BSD 7.0.1 partition with (hd0,1,a) replaced by
> (hd0,2,a), like I believe it should have. After reading a bit
> from the above link, which didn't really tell me anything I
> hadn't already stumbled through (or so it seemed), I tried a
> desperation alternative. To wit:
> rootnoverify (hd0,2)
> chainloader +1
> I guess if one method doesn't work, the other one may, even on
> what is basically the same OS on two different partitions of
> the same drive. Curious.
same OS not always same FS :)
Glad it works :)
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