On Wed, Apr 08, 2015 at 03:30:41PM -0400, Ryan Stone wrote: > No, this isn't a late April Fools joke. :( > > I find myself in a situation where I need to integrate my employer's > manufacturing process with a third-party OEM's process. My employer's > hardware tests are all FreeBSD-based while the OEM is Windows 95 based. I > need to come up with a way to integrate them together. > > We're looking at dual-booting FreeBSD and Win95. We're thinking of booting > into Win95, the OEM can do their thing, switch to booting FreeBSD, run our > tests and produce a .csv file with the results, and then boot back into > Win95 for them to finish up. Ideally we would like to switch the boot > slice without human interaction. > > I've been playing around with trying to set one only slice as active to > make the loader boot it, but it appears that doesn't actually work. > boot0cfg would cover half of the use case (switching from FreeBSD back to > Win95), but I'm not sure how I could do the original switch from Win95 to > FreeBSD. > > We've discussed just switching hard drives, but we really want to shoot for > a 100% automated process. Anybody have any ideas?
Maybe you can make use of the GAG boot manager? I don't know if you can make changes what partition gets booted next out of a running OS. http://gag.sourceforge.net
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