Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Sat, 22 Apr 1995 19:37:48 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Geordan Rosario <geordan@ocf.Berkeley.EDU>
To:        questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   FreeBSD's boot manager
Message-ID:  <Pine.APO.3.91.950422193143.13879I-100000@maelstrom.berkeley.edu>

Next in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
Hi,

How exactly does the "Write MBR (B)ootcode" work?  Does the target drive 
need unpartitioned space?

I have two IDE drives, each partitioned into one big hunk that fills up 
each drive.  I want to install FreeBSD on my SCSI drive (yes, it has a 
boot BIOS), and I want a boot manager.  Will I have to repartition the 
first IDE?

I am also running OS/2, but not in a separate partition from DOS, so I am 
not using OS/2 boot manager.  Does FreeBSD's boot manager work with OS/2?

I would also like a general outline of what I will have to do to install 
FreeBSD on my setup.  I am unclear on which drive I should (W)rite MBR, 
the SCSI (I think that is what, but unsure) or the boot IDE.

Thanks,
-Geordan

+=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+
|Geordan Rosario.  Virtually existent at geordan@ocf.berkeley.edu or          |
|  Warped with     70274.460@compuserve.com                                   |
|     OS/2!        http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu:80/~geordan                    |
+=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+
|  Adaptec Tech Support | The opinions expressed here are mine and may be     |
|        *SUCKS*!       |             purchased for $10 each.                 |
+=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+
|       And the Unix user said, "rm -r *" -- and all was null and void.       |
+=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=+



Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <http://docs.FreeBSD.org/cgi/mid.cgi?Pine.APO.3.91.950422193143.13879I-100000>