DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-03
Re: adding boostrap code to boot system
On Thu, 2 Mar 2006 joerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > How can I do it from the boot loader prompt from LiveCD? (How to use
> > LiveCD to boot ad0s4?)
> Escape to comment prompt. The rest is out of my memory, so it might be
> slightly wrong:
> set currdev=disk0s4a
> boot /kernel -s
Danke. This worked fine.
> Afterwards check whether ad0s4 device entry are present and /etc/fstab
> is correct :-)
And all was good. I can use my the DragonFly install. My only problem is
when I reboot I have to that each time with the boot CD.
Now to figure out how to get a boot manager on there. I used:
and it said:
boot0cfg: /dev/ad0: unknown or incompatible boot code
I then did:
# disklabel -B ad0
super block size 0
Maybe should have used ad0s4 as the man pages warned? I rebooted and no
change. My previous boot menu was still there. And choosing my DragonFly
just reboots instantly.
I did it again with "disklabel -B ad0s4". And still no change.
Any suggestions on creating a boot manager using tools provided with
DragonFly? I need to boot: NetBSD from slice 1, FreeBSD from slice 3 and
DragonFly from slice 4.
I do have a boot loader now that works for NetBSD and FreeBSD and has a
non-working entry for DragonFly.
Later I may try Grub for this as someone else suggested to me. I may also
try doing this from the NetBSD install.
Jeremy C. Reed
ps. Please CC me.