On 9/18/07, Joshua Isom <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I've brought back to life a P3 I got at a school auction years back to > use for testing software under various operating systems(presently all > bsd) on i386. My main "server" is FreeBSD/amd64. The P3 has a 10 gig > hard drive I'm not intending to upgrade(unless I buy an sata hard drive > and find that the bootloader works for atapi sata hard drives in 7.0). > I've currently partitioned it into four partitions, with FreeBSD, > OpenBSD, and DragonFlyBSD. The fourth is unused at the moment, and I > left it open for a fourth system to test on, but I partitioned it as > "FreeBSD". Here comes the problem. The boot menu currently looks like > this. > > F1: FreeBSD > F2: BSD > F3: FreeBSD > F4: FreeBSD >
Based on my experience FreeBSD loader (slice boot-sector) tries to load the system from the first FreeBSD (A5) slice it can find. So even is you press F3 you will load FreeBSD rather than DragonFlyBSD. I resolved this issue by installing GRUB and temporarily changing the slice type of the slices I didn't want to boot from. In addition you can edit menu.lst before rebooting to specify which entry should be booted next. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"