Subject: Re: LILO FUNCTIONALITY FOR NETBSD
To: Brian Buhrow <email@example.com>
From: Ron Roskens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/14/1996 01:26:03
Brian Buhrow writes:
> 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.
I'd say go with OS-BS v2. Its got a "nice" graphical frontend to the boot
process. You don't necessarily have to type "dos" or "linux" to boot the
respective OS, rather select it via a menu.
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