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Re: booting problem with FreeBSD 5.1

From: Wilhelm Wienemann
Subject: Re: booting problem with FreeBSD 5.1
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 00:04:54 +0200
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Hello Marian-Nicolae!

On Tue, 22 Jul 2003, Marian-Nicolae V. Ion wrote:

> I was used in the past to boot my FreeBSD OS (I also have Linux and
> QNX on the same machine) with the following lines in menu.list:
>       root (hd1,0,a)
>       kernel /boot/loader
> However, once I've installed FreeBSD 5.1 this wasn't possible anymore
> - grub was complaying something about an unknown file system (or
> something like that).
> The only solution I've found was to modify my menu.list this way:
>         rootnoverify (hd1,0)
>         chainloader +1
> Does anybody have more experience on that? 

Beginning with FreeBSD version 5.1 the partition-labeler will use 
the (new) UFS2 filesystem as default. This UFS2 filesystem couldn't 
be mounted via GRUB. 

If you use a / (root) partition ~150MB in the FreeBSD-5.1 slice
with the UFS1 filesystem and all other partitions with the features
of the new UFS2 filesystem then you are be able to use GRUB 
furthermore. To modify the filesystem-type in the partition-labeler
in FreeBSD put only a 1 at the point with the filesystem. Then it
will change to UFS1. 

The last few days there was a discussion on this ML about a patch
for the GRUB source files. Maybe in a few days you are be able
to boot the UFS2 filesystem fromout GRUB directly.

bye - Wilhelm

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