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Date:      Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:50:29 +0100
From:      Gyrd Thane Lange <gyrd-nani@thanelange.no>
To:        Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf@rocketmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Cannot boot - creating partition and installing FreeBSD is [solved]
Message-ID:  <50B8B9A5.8060200@thanelange.no>
In-Reply-To: <1354279739.3059.163.camel@q>
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On 30.11.2012 13:48, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-11-30 at 13:08 +0100, Gyrd Thane Lange wrote:
>> On 29.11.2012 05:50, Carl Johnson wrote:
>>> Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf@rocketmail.com> writes:
>>>
>>>> Installing PC-BSD 8.2 x64 did work without issues. I unchecked the
>>>> bootloader install. Linux grub legacy until now is unable to boot BSD,
>>>> because of "Error17: Cannot mount selected partition"
>>>>
>>>> spinymouse@q:~$ cat /boot/grub/menu.lst
>>>> timeout   8
>>>> default   0
>>>> color light-blue/black light-cyan/blue
>>>>
>>>> title FreeBSD
>>>> root   (hd0,a)
>>>> kernel /boot/loader
>>>>
>>>> [snip]
>>>>
>>>> Linux only recognize the slice, but not what's inside it:
>>>> spinymouse@q:~$ sudo fdisk -l
>>>
>>> You might want to try a chainloader boot from grub.  The following is a
>>> chainloader rule that I have used, as well as a normal loader boot.  I
>>> use the loader boot, but I also tested the chainloader boot.  You will
>>> need a ufs2_stage1_5 file in your grub directory for a loader boot, and
>>> linux grub might not have it available.
>>>
>>> title           FreeBSD, sda3 (oak) chainloader
>>> root            (hd1,2)
>>> chainloader     +1
>>> boot
>>>
>>> title           FreeBSD, sda3 (oak) /boot/loader
>>> root            (hd1,2,a)
>>> kernel          /boot/loader
>>> boot
>>
>> In case you have not got it working yet, I can offer a glimmer of hope
>> by telling how I managed to multi boot Linux and FreeBSD on MBR logical
>> partitions.
>>
>> By using the grub patch at:
>>
>> <http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=158362>;
>> ports/158362: sysutils/grub [patch] allow GRUB to boot FreeBSD from an
>> extended partition
>>
>> You must rebuild and reinstall grub (from Linux I guess).
>>
>> My install is fairly old and from the days when sysutils/grub at least
>> was installable from within FreeBSD i386. The patch itself does not
>> touch FreeBSD sources, only grub. So I expect it will build from any
>> OS/machine that can build grub.
>>
>> When installed I can boot FreeBSD from an MBR logical partition like so:
>>
>> title           FreeBSD CURRENT (amd64) (disk1, logical partition s11)
>> root            (hd0,10,a)
>> kernel          /boot/loader
>> boot
>>
>> Depending upon how recent version of FreeBSD you have installed you may
>> have to config the FreeBSD loader to find its root file system.
>> 10-CURRENT should be okay.
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Gyrd ^_^
>
> Hi :)
>
> I didn't work on my machine, but will continue today or tomorrow. FWIW I
> told the PC-BSD installer not to install a bootloader, do I have to
> install a FreeBSD loader now, or is it already installed?

It is already installed as /boot/loader. This is a later stage loader.

Not to be confused with the bootstrap code in the boot sector of the 
entire disk (which you correctly kept as grub instead of overwriting).

>
> On Debian users mailing list I got some replies with recommendations
> too.
>
> Thank you!

You're welcome, best of luck!
Gyrd ^_^

> Ralf
>
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