DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-03
Re: how to dual boot? (was Re: adding boostrap code to boot system)
On Sun, 5 Mar 2006, Sascha Wildner wrote:
> > Can someone please tell me how to get DragonFly to boot? And how can I
> > get a boot selector?
> The boot manager is installed with 'boot0cfg -B'.
Okay. I thought I had tried that, but now I see I used that switch with
fdisk and disklabel but used different options with boot0cfg. (Without the
-B I was getting "unknown or incompatible boot code" each time.)
That did give me a boot menu, with:
F2 has no operating system. And F1 boots NetBSD and F3 boots FreeBSD fine
But F4 just beeps (like when pressing invalid F5).
So I booted with the LiveCD again, created the ad0s4a device node, and
disklabel -B /dev/ad0s4a
Rebooting still didn't fix the F4.
Can someone please summarize the disklabel, fdisk and boot0cfg options
(maybe with some examples) specifically for making a system bootable and
also for a multi-boot menu?
And is there a certain order these things are supposed to be done in?
Once I get this figured out, I will make sure this is clearly documented
in the online DragonFly book.
Jeremy C. Reed
p.s. I had installed on the laptop using the latest official LiveCD. The
system already had NetBSD and FreeBSD. I chose not to install the boot
manager in the DragonFly installer since I didn't want to lose access to
easily booting to the other systems. I was hoping that the boot menu would