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RE: Need help installing Grub2

From: sashab
Subject: RE: Need help installing Grub2
Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 12:52:06 +0200
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Hello Ronald,

i'm not an expert. In your situation i would propose to install grub2 on a 
usb-thumbdrive on an another box. 
(I believe that this is the most simple way.)
For a BIOS system something like this should do:

$ grub-install --recheck /dev/sdX

After that you can edit the grub.cfg on this drive to boot the FreeBSD on the 
target box.
I believe that it could look like something like this:

menuentry "FreeBSD" {
linux (hd1, 3)/boot/linux
initrd (hd1, 3)/boot/initrd

I have no idea of FreeBSD, so you should verify the filenames of kernel- and 
You can boot from this flash drive to look how grub determines your partition 
numbers. I assumed (hd1, 3).

After FreeBSD is running you can install grub to the HD. Use osprober to create 
a config for your Windows-Installation.
I think in this step you should use FreeBSD's grub.

Depending on your Windows-Installation you can boot your Recovery partition 
either from BIOS or from NTLDR. This shouldn't be a problem.

Please let me know if something isn't well understandable.



> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Ronald F. Guilmette 
> Gesendet: So. 11.05.2014 23:50
> An: address@hidden
> Betreff: Need help installing Grub2
> I have the following situation:
> I have a fresh brand new drive that I have partitioned (MBR style)
> using
> the Gparted Live CD.  I have also used the Gparted Live CD to copy a
> number of pre-existing partitions from other drives onto the new
> drive.
> In particular, I have copied onto the new drive:
>      1)  A Windows 7 recovery partition
>      2)  A Windows 7 boot/system partition
>      3)  A FreeBSD boot/system partition
>      4)  A FreeBSD data partition
> All space on the new drive is now occupied by the above partitions,
> except
> for the first 1 MiB of the drive.
> I have heard that Grub2 is a Good Thing[tm] and would like to install
> it
> and use it as a (multi-)boot manager on the above drive.  What is the
> simplest, fastest, and easiest way to accomplish this?
> I am a total n00b with respect to Grub/Grub2, so detailed
> instructions
> would be greatly appreciated.
> Must I first find a whole 'nother drive, install some flavor of Linux
> on
> that other drive, boot that other drive, and then use Linux to
> install
> Grub2?
> Regards,
> rfg
> P.S.  I did make some modest effort to research this question before
> posting,
> and I even downloaded and burned the latest Ubuntu (desktop) onto a
> DVD,
> booted that into "live" mode, and then tried:
> sudo grub-install /dev/sda
> but I only got an error saying something about "/cow".
> Having been raised in the city, and not on a farm, I have no idea
> what to
> do with that.  Am I supposed to milk it? :-)
> Well, at least I'm not the only one who has ever encountered this
> udderly
> befuddling problem:
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