Sorry for not making myself clear... When I said "Ubuntu uses GRUB boot
manager and as far as I remember it won't recognize FreeBSD partition out of
the box" I was referring to the GRUB installed by Ubuntu installation which
won't come with FreeBSD partition configured.


On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 6:48 PM, Mike Clarke <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:

> On Monday 11 August 2008, Bruno Schmitt wrote:
>
> > Ubuntu uses GRUB boot manager and as far as I remember it won't
> > recognize FreeBSD partition out of the box, so you will have to add
> > some lines to /boot/grub/menu.lst
> >
> > # For booting FreeBSD
> > title  FreeBSD 5.2
> > root   (hd0,a)
> > chainloader +1
> >
> > where "(hd0,a)" reflects the position of the FreeBSD primary
> > partition.
>
> Grub does recognise FreeBSD partitions so you can use either the
> chainloader command or point grub directly to /boot/loader, though I
> can't speak for the Ubuntu version. Here's the menu file for my box
> with FreeBSD 6.3, FreeBSD 7.0 and Windoze:
>
> default         0
> timeout         3
> hiddenmenu
> color white/blue yellow/blue
>
> title  FreeBSD 6.3
> root   (hd0,0,a)
> kernel /boot/loader
>
> title  FreeBSD 7.0
> root   (hd0,1,a)
> kernel /boot/loader
>
> title           MS Windows
> root            (hd0,3)
> makeactive
> chainloader     +1
>
> title Floppy
> root (fd0)
> chainloader +1
>
>
> --
> Mike Clarke
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