Subject: Re: booting NetBSD - multi OS laptop
To: Eric <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
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 (www.goosee.com/puppy), 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 http://www.winimage.com/bootpart.htm), 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: firstname.lastname@example.org