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Re: Multiboot a NetBSD kernel with Grub2: it works

On 9/13/11 11:03 AM, Steven Bellovin wrote:

On Sep 13, 2011, at 10:48 14AM, Emmanuel Kasper wrote:

Am 2011-09-13 16:38, schrieb Andy Ruhl:
On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 6:00 AM, Emmanuel Kasper<>  
* grub2 does not need to know about labels, it needs the MS DOS
NetBSD partition and seems to be fine with that.

What exactly does this (what you wrote above) mean?

Is it really finding the netbsd kernel here, and then booting it?:

set root=(hd0,msdos1)

This is good news I guess. Sorry, I'm not hugely experienced with grub
or grub2, but it seems like I need to try to learn it again.

yes I it is really finding the NetBSD kernel

I would not recommand booting the NetBSD kernel with GRUB2 as a standard
setup as I could not make it work with extra paramaters ( like -s for
single user mode )

However as I said before, it is a nice alternative if you want to
install NetBSD from a GNU/Linux system without using install media

Can you make grub2 run /boot, and hence use /boot.cfg?

The point of multiboot is to not do that. You have a single boot loader (in this case grub), and this single boot loader contains menu entries for any OS that you have installed.

If you want to make grub2 run /boot, just chainload the partition and avoid multiboot altogether.

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