Subject: Re: booting NetBSD - multi OS laptop
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Pavel Cahyna <email@example.com>
Date: 02/27/2006 20:38:17
On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 07:24:16PM +0000, Glenn Becker wrote:
> Pavel et al -
> >rootnoverify (hd0,4,a)
> >chainloader +1
> OK after lots of experimenting on the GRUB CL I found that the entry below
> worked for me:
> rootnoverify (hd0,7,a)
It has been possible to type rootnoverify (hd0,<TAB> and GRUB would list
> ... "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.
First of all, if it works without makeactive, you don't need it.
Second, the grub manual says:
... This command is limited to primary PC partitions on a hard disk.
> 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 ...
'a' is the 'a' partition of the NetBSD disklabel.