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Date:      Tue, 15 Jan 2008 19:08:49 +0100
From:      Nikola =?UTF-8?B?TGXEjWnEhw==?= <nikola.lecic@anthesphoria.net>
To:        "Nerius Landys" <nlandys@gmail.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: sysinstall and bsdlabel/boot
Message-ID:  <20080115190849.622c2ab9@anthesphoria.net>
In-Reply-To: <560f92640801150852s32ee4b24ud6b19ad8b8211f0c@mail.gmail.com>
References:  <560f92640801142157n7194be23u8c4eac084ed474c9@mail.gmail.com> <20080115144508.204f0c77@anthesphoria.net> <560f92640801150852s32ee4b24ud6b19ad8b8211f0c@mail.gmail.com>

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On Tue, 15 Jan 2008 08:52:26 -0800
"Nerius Landys" <nlandys@gmail.com> wrote:
 
> I have Grub installed at the beginning of /dev/hda1, and Lilo [when I
> had it installed before changing it to `boot0'] passed control to
> Grub just fine when booting ``Ubuntu''.  You can see that the logic
> for ``FreeBSD'' is identical except for the slice it uses.  When
> choosing ``FreeBSD'' from the boot menu, nothing happened.  This led
> me to conclude that /boot/boot as not installed at the beginning
> of /dev/hda2.

I'd try adding loader=/boot/chain.b as well, just for the case...

> Yes, I figured using  `bsdlabel' would install /boot/boot to the
> beginning of the slice.  However, I cannot [easily] run `bsdlabel'
> without being booted into the FreeBSD OS.  I can't run the OS
> without /boot/boot being installed to the beginning of the FreeBSD
> slice.  Chicken and egg problem. Actually, I could probably run
> `bsdlabel' from the live disc, but a newbie [like myself] would
> probably have a hard time figuring this out.

Yes, you can run in from live CD...

> P.S.  I hope I'm doing the quoting thing ``properly'', not
> "incorrectly".

IMHO there is neither FreeBSD- nor Linux-specific mails, and there
shouldn't be such thing. These mails are written in English, so it
seems that neither of us is right: quotes should be “like this”, not
"like this" or ``like this''.

Best regards.
-- 
Nikola Lečić :: Никола Лечић



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