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Hey everyone, I tried a while ago when I was using PC-BSD to install Grub. I didn't have much luck. My question for you then is this, where can I ...
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    Grub and FreeBSD


    Hey everyone,

    I tried a while ago when I was using PC-BSD to install Grub. I didn't have much luck. My question for you then is this, where can I get some good info on installing Grub for FreeBSD?

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    I don't quite get what you're saying. You said that you tried to install GRUB for PC-BSD. Did you do this during the install process or something?
    There is much info on making FreeBSD compatible with GRUB. It's not hard to do. Just google the topic and you should be fine.

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    I have been able to successfully boot FreeBSD/PC-BSD with grub before.

    This time though, I want the situation like so: just have Windows and PC-BSD on the laptop. So, how is it I install grub with FreeBSD? I hope that clarifies it a bit.

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    Let me see if I get this straight: you want to dual-boot PC-BSD and Windows on your laptop? And have FreeBSD install it for you? Because FreeBSD does not include GRUB at all. Just the absolutely horrendous FreeBSD boot loader. uke:

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    No no no...sorry about this. I want PC-BSD (based on FreeBSD) and Windows on the laptop. After PC-BSD is installed, I want to install Grub. The insturctions on the Grub website have not worked for me. So, is there a guide to installing Grub (in FreeBSD)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onlinebacon
    http://tips.enderunix.org/view.php?id=70&lang=en

    I hope this guide help ya.
    Awesome. Thanks a lot. This is what I had been looking for. For some reason, it had been hard for me to find a good guide.

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