Subject: Re: Boot NetBSD with Grub
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jukka Salmi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/12/2005 16:22:02
Zafer Aydogan --> netbsd-help (2005-04-12 11:26:33 +0200):
> Hello List,
> I'd like to boot into NetBSD with the Bootloader Grub which is already
> installed on my Notebook.
> I have managed to boot NetBSD, but can't pass the root device to the
> kernel, so that NetBSD always asks me, which root device it should take.
> Grub itself says, that it isn't able to pass information to the NetBSD
> Kernel, but on the otherside, I've seen machines booting successfully
> into NetBSD with Grub (The 2.0 NetBSD LiveCD for example).
> Maybe someone knows a way to boot (with root), anyway?
I don't use GRUB anymore, but IIRC you have two choices: chainloading
the NetBSD bootloader:
grub> rootnoverify (hd0,1)
grub> chainloader +1
or booting the kernel directly:
grub> root (hd0,1,a)
grub> kernel --type=netbsd /netbsd
$ ((RANDOM%6)) || rm -rf ~