Howto: Dual-boot NetBSD The NetBSD Project
Status: Closed Time to complete: 96 hrs Mentors: Martin Husemann, Julian Coleman, Julian Fagir Tags: howto, research, system

Having NetBSD not only as the single operating system, even if only for trying, is a common setup.
Of course you can dual-boot NetBSD with its internal bootloader as well as with grub and grub2.


These possibilities should be documented, and a howto how to dual-boot NetBSD should be created, for any scenario (NetBSD installed before main OS, and main OS installed before NetBSD).

Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted
netbsd-dualboot.html 3.5 KB November 27 2012 13:32 UTC
netbsd-dualboot.html 3.2 KB November 28 2012 08:25 UTC
netbsd-dualboot.txt 2.6 KB November 29 2012 18:25 UTC
netbsd-dualboot_v2.txt 3.1 KB November 30 2012 13:52 UTC
Comments
Jai Luthra on November 27 2012 07:13 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Aleksej Saushev on November 27 2012 08:22 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Jai Luthra. You have 96 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Jai Luthra on November 27 2012 13:46 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Jai Luthra on November 28 2012 08:32 UTC Revision

I have made some changes in the file, steps to add NetBSD in linux's grub2 list are added.
Please see the new file (http://goo.gl/hTMPj) uploaded on November 28 2012 08:25 UTC for the review.

Julian Fagir on November 30 2012 00:45 UTC Very good, just one point missing

This is exactly what we wanted, just one step should be elaborated a bit more: If you already installed NetBSD  and then install another operating system, but you want to keep the NetBSD bootloader.


Is it possible to configure the bootloader then to boot that new operating system, and is it even possible? Please describe what you have to configure in the NetBSD bootloader, and add an example for this. 

Julian Fagir on November 30 2012 00:45 UTC Task Needs More Work

One of the mentors has sent this task back for more work. Talk to the mentor(s) assigned to this task to satisfy the requirements needed to complete this task, submit your work again and mark the task as complete once you re-submit your work.

Jai Luthra on November 30 2012 13:52 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Julian Fagir on November 30 2012 14:07 UTC Ok

Yep, this is nice. Thank you very much for the article!

Julian Fagir on November 30 2012 14:07 UTC Task Closed

Congratulations, this task has been completed successfully.