Subject: Re: booting NetBSD - multi OS laptop
To: Pavel Cahyna <>
From: Glenn Becker <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/27/2006 19:24:16
Pavel et al -

> rootnoverify (hd0,4,a)
> makeactive
> chainloader +1
> boot

OK after lots of experimenting on the GRUB CL I found that the entry below 
worked for me:

rootnoverify 	(hd0,7,a)
kernel		--type=netbsd /netbsd
chainloader 	+1

... "makeactive" for me produced an Error 12: invalid device request 
whenever I tried it. Maybe the difference here is that I am using GRUB 
0.95, which is what is included with Debian Sarge, rather than the 
current v 0.97? Hmm.

Am also unclear of the role of the 'a' in the root specification. But it 
works, and I'm sure there is a document somewhere ...

Thanks for all the responses. I'm looking forward to playing with my new 
NetBSD install!


Glenn Becker

SDF Public Access UNIX System -