Hi, I to have a multi boot system with linux and freebsd and windows. GRUB is my boot loader. I did not chain load FreeBSD.
This is my menu file for GRUB default=1 timeout=10 splashimage=(hd0,4)/grub/splash.xpm.gz title Red Hat Linux 9 (2.4.20-8) root (hd0,4) kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img title Windows 2000 rootnoverify (hd0,0) chainloader +1 title FreeBSD 4.8 root (hd0,3,a) kernel /boot/loader And my fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/hda1 1 892 7164958+ 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/hda2 893 956 514080 b Win95 FAT32 /dev/hda3 957 2522 12578895 5 Extended /dev/hda4 * 2523 4865 18820147+ a5 FreeBSD /dev/hda5 957 969 104391 83 Linux /dev/hda6 970 2457 11952328+ 83 Linux /dev/hda7 2458 2522 522081 82 Linux swap This works fine for me. I to am a beginner and still gathering info Hope it helps -sundeep -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Loren M. Lang Sent: Monday, December 08, 2003 7:26 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Dual-boot does not work with GRUB I've been trying to setup a dual boot Linux/FreeBSD system so I can tryout freebsd and compare it to linux, my current main os. I had the freebsd easyboot bootloader installed, but I couldn't get it to boot linux so I reinstalled GRUB as lilo doesn't even load properly on my system. I can now boot into linux and use the freebsd install disk to boot into freebsd. I've tried to get grub to boot freebsd directly, but it's not working. I've had it chainloader the first sector of the slice with freebsd on it and chainload /boot/boot1 directly, both just print a - in the upper left corner and stop, like it loaded boot1 successfully but boot1 couldn't find boot2. Chainloading /boot/boot0 does a similar result, with that boot loader. Using grub to try and load /boot/loader and /kernel with the kernel command doesn't do much either. Any suggestions. Also, in my short experience with freebsd, it seems relatively fast, but when there is massive i/o in the background, like untarring a massive tarball, the system becomes rather unresponsive with certain things, is something misconfigured on my system? Harddrive dma is turned on according to sysctl. On linux there is also an option to unmask irqs while handling a disk interrupt, is there a similar option in freebsd and will it help? -- I sense much NT in you. NT leads to Bluescreen. Bluescreen leads to downtime. Downtime leads to suffering. NT is the path to the darkside. Powerful Unix is. Public Key: ftp://ftp.tallye.com/pub/lorenl_pubkey.asc Fingerprint: B3B9 D669 69C9 09EC 1BCD 835A FAF3 7A46 E4A3 280C Confidentiality Notice The information contained in this electronic message and any attachments to this message are intended for the exclusive use of the addressee(s) and may contain confidential or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender at Wipro or [EMAIL PROTECTED] immediately and destroy all copies of this message and any attachments. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"