Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Sep 2007 22:16 UTC
PC-BSD PC-BSD 1.4 RC1 has been released. "After a month of refinement, the PC-BSD team is pleased to make available the 1.4RC release. This update addresses many of the reported bugs from 1.4BETA, as well as adding working i18n support for international languages. PC-BSD 1.4RC can be downloaded via our mirrors or via Torrent on the 1.4 download page."
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A question about booting
by trooper9 on Wed 5th Sep 2007 08:14 UTC
trooper9
Member since:
2007-04-27

I've never been able to get PC-BSD to install a boot loader and "just work" without resorting to something like GAG (same story for me with FreeBSD). Does PC-BSD now install a boot loader that "just works"? Something along the lines of grub?

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RE: A question about booting
by Lengsel on Wed 5th Sep 2007 08:33 in reply to "A question about booting"
Lengsel Member since:
2006-04-19

FreeBSD has its own installer. Although GRUB can work with FreeBSD, they've developed their own. The last time I saw any kind of a PC-BSD installation, it seems to just basically ask if you want a boot loader menu or not. But if you install FreeBSD, it asks if you want the FreeBSD boot loader, the standard one, or none. So I am not really clear on what you are saying, what the problem is.

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trooper9 Member since:
2007-04-27

It's not really a problem, per se. I'm just used to loading linux and having grub install as the boot loader and picking up windows or whatever else I've got on my drives at the time and it "just working" as far as being able to boot into linux, windows, or whatever.

Every time I've loaded any form of BSD, however, the boot loader it installs never seems to work and I have to either reconfigure grub to pick it up, use GAG, or have the BSD variant as my only OS.

Basically, I was wondering if the PC-BSD boot loader worked a little better/easier -- like grub.

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