[Trac-bugs] [PC-BSD Trac] #650: PC-BSD 9.0 (x86) installer doesn't propose to install the freebsd boot manager where we want

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Wed Aug 29 19:50:44 PDT 2012


#650: PC-BSD 9.0 (x86) installer doesn't propose to install the freebsd boot
manager where we want
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 Reporter:  Boug                        |      Owner:  kris
     Type:  System Defect               |     Status:  new
 Priority:  blocker                     |  Milestone:
Component:  Installer                   |    Version:  9.0-RELEASE
 Keywords:  MBR boot manager partition  |
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 While installing PC-BSD 9.0 x86, I've noticed that it's installer didn't
 propose me to install the freebsd boot manager where I wanted it to be
 installed (on the MBR of the second hard disk to be precise).
 My PC-BSD 9.0 is installed on "/dev/ad5s2a", which is for Fedora's GRUB2
 the first partition on the freebsd slice which is in fact the second
 partition of the second hard drive on my PC.

 So, as PCBSD's boot manager was installed on the first sector of the
 freebsd slice (2nd partition of the 2nd drive) and NOT on the MBR of this
 2nd drive as I wanted, I had to configure Fedora's GRUB2 in order to be
 able to boot on PC-BSD...

 The true problem : imagine someone who doesn't have a Linux distro already
 installed : how can he boot PC-BSD if it's not on the first partition of
 the drive? He can't!

 I think that the installer of precedent versions of PC-BSD proposed to
 install the boot manager on the MBR (maybe I confuse with some Linux
 distros), but that would be very usefull if it did so.

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Ticket URL: <http://trac.pcbsd.org/ticket/650>
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