Linked by Uri Sharf on Mon 2nd May 2005 20:23 UTC
PC-BSD PC-BSD is a new FreeBSD 5.3 distribution, with a graphical installer and KDE 3.4 as its desktop. A new beta version was just released, and though I can't say I have much experience with FreeBSD, or any *BSD for that matter, I was curious enough to try it. And I'm glad I did. From a desktop user's point of view, completely oblivious to the many virtues and sound foundation of all things BSD, all I really ever wanted was an OS that is solid, easy to install and, well ... fun to work with.
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graphical bootloaders
by lanjoe9 on Tue 10th May 2005 22:15 UTC

the problem with graphical bootloaders (as far as I know, feel free to correct me) is that they tend to fail frequently or to require more space than they have (thus using files stored in the OS's partition). Then, if for any reason these files get lost (installing a new OS, mistakes, etc) EVERYTHING stops working until another bootloader is put in its place.

Perhaps something that looks like the Be Boot Loader would be the ideal?
The FreeBSD bootloader has some limitations though, when I installed Ubuntu, I had to install Ubuntu's bootloader in its own partition and FreeBSD in the master boot record. Not difficult, BTW.