Subject: Re: booting NetBSD - multi OS laptop
To: Eric <>
From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/19/2006 19:17:19
On Sat, Feb 18, 2006 at 07:39:36PM +0000, Eric wrote:
> Two quick suggestions:
> You can use Puppy Linux (, running in RAM, to 
> install grub in the MBR and the grub files into any of the Linux 
> partitions - for some reason the Puppy version of Grub detects NetBSD 
> (whereas other versions don't) and allows you to chain load NetBSD 
> (although I haven't tried w/NetBSD on an extended partition.) Puppy has 
> a nice, simple Grub loader configuration.
> You could also reinstall the boot loader from Windows XP and use 
> bootpart (see, although this works 
> better in a multiple HDD situation.

Or install grub in the pbr of one of the linux partitions and select
it using netbsd's bootselect code.


David Laight: