Topic: NetBSD with other BSD on same computer

Hello,

Has anyone tried to install more than one flavor of BSD on a same HD ?
Have you encountred problems?
Thanks,

ahlsner

Re: NetBSD with other BSD on same computer

Synthesis

Hi all,

I've tried to install successfully  "NetBSD 3.1", but my DesktopBSD is broken, does not start.
With NetBSD 4 or 5, sysinst halts because there are two "/" for it.
With NetBSD 3.1, the installation is complete (creating partition and disklabel), but sysinst brokes FreeBSD (I haven't tried for OpenBSD)
There a big problem for install NetBSD when OpenBSD, or FreeBSD is present
Please, return experiences.
Thanks,

ahlsner

Re: NetBSD with other BSD on same computer

I've read this a few times and I'm not really understanding. NetBSD and FreeBSD ufs implementations are a bit different so how is it seeing two /? Does you disk have only one partition or multiple? Can you post fdisk output?

"An educator never says what he himself thinks, but only that which he thinks it is good for those whom he is educating to hear."
-Nietzsche

Re: NetBSD with other BSD on same computer

Hello RoddieRod,

Thanks for answer.
On a PC, I've three primary partitions :
-ext3 very small
-DesktopBSD (FreeBSD) : now HS, after install NetBSD 3.1
-NetBSD 3.1,

On an other PC, I had an OpenBSD partion
For install NetBSD 5.0, I've deleted OpenBSD), because sysinst  cannot NetBSD 5.0/4.0 : it sees two / :
-/ of OpenBSD
-/ of NetBSD, and in the disklabel I can't create all partitions in this slice


In the PC with DesktopBSD, NetBSD 5.0/4.0 do not can install, always two /
In this same computer, NetBSD 3.1 is installed OK, with all mounting partitons points, but now DesktopBSD is broken. I see also two /, but the installation does not abort, and DesktopBSD does not boot.

ahlsner

Last edited by ahlsner (2009-07-25 09:40:20)

Re: NetBSD with other BSD on same computer

RoddieRod,

The last time, I've forgot forgot fdisk.
(Sumary)

fdisk|less :

BIOS DISK GEOM C:1023  H:255  s/t 63 (16065 s/c)
Partition Table

0:Linux native (sysid :131)
1:NetBSD  (sysid :169), active
2:FreeBSD or 386BSD or old NetBSD (sysid 165)
3:extended LBA

Thanks,

ahlsner

Last edited by ahlsner (2009-07-26 00:28:32)

Re: NetBSD with other BSD on same computer

I don't know?? I could understand if the boot loader was getting confused maybe. But since you have different partitions I don't see how netbsd could get confused. Sorry.

"An educator never says what he himself thinks, but only that which he thinks it is good for those whom he is educating to hear."
-Nietzsche

Re: NetBSD with other BSD on same computer

last year i have installed 2  BSD on a same HD