Bug 118 - use of 386bsd partition tag makes multi-os boot harder
Summary: use of 386bsd partition tag makes multi-os boot harder
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: misc (show other bugs)
Version: 2.0-RELEASE
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
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Reported: 1995-01-14 04:00 UTC by David Muir Sharnoff
Modified: 1996-02-08 01:08 UTC (History)
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Description David Muir Sharnoff 1995-01-14 04:00:02 UTC
	At one point in my installation nightmare, I wanted to have
	FreeBSD and NetBSD installed on the same system.  This turned
	out to be difficult because they both viewed the other's 
	partition as part of their own space.

	I don't really understand all the issues yet, like: where does
	the BSD partition table live?  Where does the BSD boot code
	live?

	I wasn't sure what catagory of thing this was.  It's a bug if
	you can't install FreeBSD on the same system as NetBSD or 386BSD.
	It's just a support question if you can and I haven't figured out
	how yet.

Fix: 

I may have a workaround -- using Linux's fdisk (it will do
	anything), change one of the BSD's slice types to something else
	while installing the other.  I'm not sure if this will work though.
Comment 1 pst freebsd_committer 1996-02-08 01:07:42 UTC
State Changed
From-To: open->closed

The new install should DTRT in 2.1 and later.