Subject: Re: booting NetBSD - multi OS laptop
To: Glenn Becker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
Date: 02/21/2006 23:57:30
On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 07:21:27PM +0000, Glenn Becker wrote:
> Is 'pbr' = (primary|partition|?) boot record, e.g. the place in the
> specific partition that corresponds to what the mbr is for the entire
partition boot record, ie the first sector of the partition.
the mbr (first sector of the disk) code replaces itself with the pbr
then jumps to the start of it.
> >>I booted into Debian and installed GRUB, which
> >>auto-detected everything except NetBSD. Sure enough, NetBSD would not boot
> >>when I added an entry for it to the GRUB menu, utilizing the chainloader
> >That should work, you must have the parameters for grub incorrect.
> OK, I had
> rootnoverify (hd0,4)
> chainloader +1
> ... got this from the GRUB manual, but it may be out of date.
I don't do grub...
> Current status of this: I (rather stupidly, I think) decided to try to
> make WinXP boot from a logical partition ... which hasn't worked. So I
> currently have an unbootable Windows system (with most of my astronomy
> apps on it) and two bootable Linux systems. Decided to hold before doing
> further "damage" (there is little to be done - not much in the way of data
> on this disk).
I strongly suspect that the winxp boot code wil only boot from a
primary partition - possibly unless booted from the M$ boot manager.
> I'm millimeters from throwing Windows into the sea ... again.
That far away?
David Laight: firstname.lastname@example.org