On Tue, 23 Mar 2004 11:28:42 -0500, "olig" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said:
> I have Windows XP and Linux already installed on my Laptop and want to 
> also install FreeBSD (by the way I'm new to FreeBSD but quite 
> experimented with Linux).  I successfully installed FreeBSD on a primary 
> partition (slice) with most of the default options.  However I did 
> choose to leave the MBR untouched because I want to boot FreeBSD with 
> GRUB.  I can boot Linux and Windows without problems from GRUB, but 
> can't boot FreeBSD.

> And my Grub configuration concerning FreeBSD
> # For booting FreeBSD
> title  FreeBSD 5.2
> root   (hd0,2,a)
> kernel /boot/loader
> When I try to boot FreeBSD I get the following error from grub:
> filesystem type unknown, partition type 0xa5
> error 17 cannot mount selected partition
> Also I can't mount the FreeBSD partition under Linux.
> # mount -t ufs /dev/hda3 /mnt/freebsd/
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda3,
>         or too many mounted file systems
> But I can succesfully mount it under FreeBSD booting with the fixit
> floppy.

1. Grub and your mount command are having difficulty reading UFS2, the
new default filesystem for FreeBSD 5.x.  One solution is to choose to use
the "old" filesystem, UFS.  I have seen previous discussions here about
this topic; right now I cannot remember what was said, but you should be
able to find these messages with a search from <URL:

2. If the steps you took in response to #1 prove insufficient, choose a
"normal" MBR (not the FreeBSD boot loader, not to leave the MBR
untouched) when installing FreeBSD.

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