[PC-BSD Testing] no boot loader?

Kris kris at pcbsd.org
Thu Sep 15 06:59:25 PDT 2011

You can manually stamp the bsd bootloader if you like, just not via the gui.  Right click the background and bring up xterm to runany comand you like."Tigersharke ." <tigersharke at gmail.com> wrote:

On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 11:08 AM, Ken Moore <ken at pcbsd.org> wrote:
On 09/13/11 17:14, Sha'ul wrote:
Was selecting the boot loader for installation taken out for installing along side other OSes? I want to use the boot loader because I also have OpenBSD installed. Is it only full disk installations now?

The option for installing the PCBSD bootloader was removed from 9.0 because it interfered with currently installed boot loaders (such as EasyBCD, GAG, and the windows bootloader) and required some additional "magic" to reset your bootloaders after installing PCBSD. However, this does -NOT- mean that PCBSD is only for full-disk installations, you can still dual (or more) boot with PCBSD by installing into a specific primary partition. You will simply need to modify your existing boot loader to include PCBSD afterwords.

If you do not have a bootloader (or simply want to use a different one), I recommend GAG because it is simple and easy to use, but there are many others that also work without any problems.

I would like to know whether it is possible to use the FreeBSD bootloader, if I installed it as my personal choice of a bootloader.  I might also need to know how, at least in general terms.

In addition to that, I would like to know how/why/where the FreeBSD bootloader that was installed with v8.2 which remained after an install of v9.0beta1.0 on a second partition, disappeared after installing v9.0beta2.0 on the first partition while the second partition was a fresh install of v8.2? And when I say 'partition' I mean in the sense of it being created outside of BSD and would be recognized by Windows.

I can certainly explain better if necessary, since I tend to be terse.

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