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i have a question. I just installed PCBSD on a third partion on my SuSE 9.2 box. I am using the lilo bootloader, can anybody help me to add the ...
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    Adding another distro to my bootloader


    i have a question. I just installed PCBSD on a third partion on my SuSE 9.2 box. I am using the lilo bootloader, can anybody help me to add the option to boot PCBSD?
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    You'll need to edit your /etc/lilo.conf file. Once you have it open in an editor add a stanza like the following:
    image = /boot/vmlinuz #the placement of the kernel on the pcbsd partition
    label = pcbsd #name that lilo shows
    root = /dev/hda3 # the partition pcbsd is on
    you might want to replace the partition name (third down) and the kernel name (first), to fit in with your system. Once you have done this run
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    /sbin/lilo
    before rebooting.

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    That won't boot PC-BSD, just linux...

    Read this: http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Linux+FreeBSD-4.html for lilo
    or this: http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/man...e/FreeBSD.html

    For grub, add an entry to grub.conf/menu.lst using those commands.

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    Never knew *BSD booting was so different
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