Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Nov 2007 15:42 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives PC-BSD 1.4.1 has been released. "A update to PC-BSD has been released today, version 1.4.1. This new version may be obtained from our download page, additionally users who are running version 1.4 may download a patch to upgrade." It's mostly a bugfix release.
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RE: bugfixing release
by jackson on Sun 18th Nov 2007 19:58 UTC in reply to "bugfixing release"
jackson
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2005-06-29

I have been using FreeBSD for about a year and never thought about something that your post reminded me of. You said the FreeBSD bootloader is fully automatic. I normally use GRUB and manually modify it to add other distros etc. If you have the FreeBSD bootloader on the MBR, and then install another distro on another partition, does the FreeBSD bootloader automatically add an entry to its menu the next time you reboot? How does that actually work?

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RE[2]: bugfixing release
by phoenix on Sun 18th Nov 2007 22:25 in reply to "RE: bugfixing release"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Yes, it is automatic, but it is not pretty. ;)

It basically just looks at the partition table, the partition IDs, and adds entries with a best-guess at the name of the OS on the partition (based on partition ID).

The menu then looks something like:

F1: FreeBSD
F2: MSDOS
F3: Linux

Where F1 loads whatever is on the first partition on the disk, F2 loads whatever is on the second partition, and so on.

Crude, but it works.

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