To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG, tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Brian Buhrow <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/13/1996 18:17:03
	Hello NetBSDers.  We are going to be migrating our dual-boot PC labs from
Linux to NetBSD.  One of the "nice" features of the Linux installation was
that the boot loader (LILO) would let users type: dos to boot dos and
"unix" to boot Linux.
All of the boot loaders that I'm aware of that load NetBSD, autoboot,
bteasy, etc. use either a numerical digit or a function key to select which
partition gets booted.  My question is:
Is there anyone who has made LILO boot NetBSD, without the benefit of
having any Linux partitions on the disk, or who has put the described
functionality in another boot loader which we could use in our lab?  If
not, does anyone have an idea how hard it would be to make LILO work with
NetBSD as the primary support OS, i.e. as the place to store its
configuration files.
	Any ideas, etc. would be greatly appreciated.