[PC-BSD Testing] no boot loader?

Brodey Dover doverosx at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 14:10:30 PDT 2011

On 9/15/2011 9:59 AM, Kris wrote:
> 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 
> <mailto: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.
> Thanks!
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Speaking of dual boot. If anyone gets this working let me know. I still 
only see one FULL partition in any order of partitioning/installing 
(Win7 first = PC-BSD sees one unused partition OR PC-BSD first and Win7 
can't install on my hard drive as it is greyed out).

Brodey Dover
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