[PC-BSD Testing] Some experiments with BTX

LinuxBSDos.com finid at linuxbsdos.com
Wed Jul 13 08:23:15 PDT 2011


I thought Dru has a section in the Handbook using a few of the screenshots
I used in
http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2011/02/28/dual-booting-pc-bsd-8-2-and-windows-7/.

That tutorial, by the way, used the stable version of EasyBCD, and it
worked like a charm.

--
Fini D.
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> On Jul 7, 2011, at 8:34 PM, Mahmoud Al-Qudsi wrote:
>> As some of you may know, I've been testing the BTX bootloader in a
>> number of various configurations over the past few days, with some help
>> and guidance from Dru. My testing was all done with the July 1st
>> snapshot of PC-BSD 9.0 on a MacBook in VMware Fusion.
>> 

>> The above require that /boot/pmbr and /boot/boot0 (both attached, see
>> btx.zip) be copied from PC-BSD to the root of a partition on hard disk 0
>> (this is hd0,0 in the above example). I plan on automating this
>> procedure entirely (to the extent that you select which partition PC-BSD
>> is installed to from a drop-down and everything else is done for you) in
>> EasyBCD [1]. I'm currently out of the country, but hope to have a beta
>> build of EasyBCD [2] that can do this mid-next week.
>
> Hello again everyone,
>
> I've been working on EasyBCD's PC-BSD support, and I think I have a beta
> build that can be used and tested by anyone that's interested in getting
> the dual-boot to work.
>
> Steps are simple:
> 1) Install PC-BSD to the same or different disk as Windows using GPT or
> MBR.
> 2) Do NOT check the "install bootloader" option in PC-BSD setup
> 3) After setup completes you'll be rebooted into Windows, where you need
> to run EasyBCD
> 4) EasyBCD | Add Entry | Linux | FreeBSD/PC-BSD | Add Entry
> 5) Reboot and enjoy the dual-boot
>
> EasyBCD 2.1.1 beta build 147 can be downloaded from http://j.mp/EBCD2
> You can also subscribe to email notification for new beta builds from
> there.
>
> Looking forward to hearing some feedback and hoping it works for
> everybody!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Mahmoud
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