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    fev questiond about free BSD


    i decided to start using free BSD.But first i have a few questions:
    1 which filesystem types does free BSD use?
    2 can i install it withowt bootloader and than add it on my grub.conf?
    3 if so what to write in grub.conf.

    thanks in advance

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    To add BSD to grub.conf you have two choices depending if you have an old or new grub

    old:
    Code:
    rootnoverify (hd0,1)
    chainloader +1
    boot
    new:
    Code:
    title FreeBSD
    root (hd0,1,a)
    kernel /boot/loader
    boot
    Notice that the a in root in the new way is very important for BSD systems because it is for the slice used by BSD
    I have used this configs for PCBSD but should work with FreeBSD as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by jan1024188
    i decided to start using free BSD.But first i have a few questions:
    1 which filesystem types does free BSD use?
    2 can i install it withowt bootloader and than add it on my grub.conf?
    3 if so what to write in grub.conf.

    thanks in advance
    1. FreeBSD uses UFS2 as the default filesystem.
    2. Yes you can add it to grub. Your entry would be similar to something like
      Code:
      title FreeBSD
              root (hd1,0,a)
              kernel /boot/loader
      In this instance hd1 = /dev/hdb, hdb1,0 =/dev/hdb1 and hd1,0,a means the first slice (freebsd partition) located on /dev/hdb1.

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    thank you both
    ill try all options you gave me....i cannot lose nothing

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    one more question
    should i make unpartitioned space and than install freeBSD(will it make it own partitions automaticly)

    and does it have text installer?

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    well i dont want problems so....can you install free BSD withowt bootloader(i would make bootdisk only)

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    Yes, FreeBSD gives you an option to not install the bootloader, also, during the installation there is a partitioning program

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    thanks a lot onlinebacon
    ill install it when ill get free space

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    it looks like i have an old bootloader
    title PC-BSD
    rootnoverify (hd0,4)
    chainloader +1
    boot

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    PC-BSD is based on FreeBSD 6.x, so the code below should work as well,
    Code:
    title PC-BSD
            root (hd0,4,a)
            kernel /boot/loader

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