> On 2/13/07, Questions <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >> Hello, >> >> >> This weekend I purchased a laptop with a core2duo processor. The laptop >> came with windows Vista premier. Due to some applications that I >> require, >> removing Vista and installing FreeBSD is not an issue. (Please leave the >> Vista/Microsoft flames at the door) >> >> When I install FreeBSD/i386, I can then install grub (instead of >> FreeBSD's bootloader) and I can have grub "chainload" the Vista >> bootloader. All works fine. >> >> However, when I try FreeBSD/amd64, grub won't compile (it's >> architecture >> is forced to i386 only in the Makefile. I haven't dug into why, but I'm >> confident there is a reason. Obviously, grub becomes a non-option. Gag >> has the same limitation of being i386 only. >> > > to make sure i understand this correctly, you can install FreeBSD > (assuming 6.1-RELEASE)/amd64 on your system but am having problems > compiling grub in this environment from the ports tree? > > it looks like grub may only build correctly on i386 systems, but you > may be able to define your cpu as a 32bit arch in /etc/make.conf while > trying to build grub to see if that works. i've never had to do this > though, but it's worth a shot. > > -pete > > > -- > ~~o0OO0o~~ > Pete Wright > www.nycbug.org > NYC's *BSD User Group > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > !DSPAM:4,45d26f9c8487852311823! > > >
Thanks for the fast reply, Pete. It's actually 6.2-RELEASE/amd64, and I have tried compiling grub with the pentium3, and pentium4 CPUTYPE's in /etc/make.conf, to no avail. Sadly, it seems as though vista has code in the MBR now, that seems to be part of the bitlocker stuff. FreeBSD's standard bootloader interferes with it, causing Vista to give a error message about files being corrupted. Maybe there is a "simple" (to the MBR guru types) that could be implemented into the fbsd bootloader. -Jeff Palmer _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"