DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-03
how to dual boot? (was Re: adding boostrap code to boot system)
(I changed subject line in the attempt to get more interest :)
On Fri, 3 Mar 2006, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> > set currdev=disk0s4a
> > unload
> > boot /kernel -s
> Danke. This worked fine.
Strange. But it only works for me when I use the "-s".
I have tried setting currdev and rootdev. And if I do not use the -s it
boots the kernel from harddisk but then still loads the LiveCD's
configuration. Using -s going to /bin/sh and typing exit does use by
Can anyone confirm this? Is this a bug?
> boot0cfg ad0
I have tried various combinations of fdisk, boot0cfg and disklabel and
can't figure out how to get DragonFly to boot.
For example, "fdisk -B wd0" causes my NetBSD to be the only thing to be
booted; I assume because it is the "active" partition. I want to have a
boot selector using the tools included in the base install (of NetBSD or
DragonFly or FreeBSD on this tri-boot system).
I also read some code in the dfuibe_installer-1.1.6/fn_disk.c to get some
ideas and used ideas from it. No luck.
I have spent at least a couple hours on this now. Including rebooting
probably well over 25 times.
Can someone please tell me how to get DragonFly to boot? And how can I get
a boot selector?
Jeremy C. Reed