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Old 12th December 2008
Jack Jack is offline
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Default Dropped to grub terminal, stumped.

Edit -- I've managed to boot and point grub to /grub/menu.lst rather that /boot/grub/menu.lst but I don't know how to make this permanent. I can't `ln /boot/grub/menu.lst /grub/menu.lst` like I tried to do as /boot isn't a directory and I probably misunderstand what ln is for anyway. Any ideas on this? Thanks.
Hi all,

This is my second time installing OpenBSD 4.3 and the first time dual-booting with it (other OS is WinXP at the beginning of the drive). I've never had to deal with bootloaders in a BSD and only vaguely remember configuring them in Linux.

On boot, I'm dropped to a grub terminal. I've done this so far:

> root (hd0)

Filesystem type unknown, using whole disk.

That's cool. The next step as I understand it is to specify a kernel path. but I've no idea how this is done. I can find only examples containing abstract variables like 'file' instead of an example of the filepath.

I've tried mounting the disk from OpenBSD CD but it returns that there is no such entry in /etc/fstab. I'm even more clueless at this point as I've never done anything with this and can't seem to fine anything I understand.

All attempts to find anything covering this are futile. It seems as if everyone writing any sort of grub or *BSD page assumes the user can boot or edit menu.lst somehow. I've no idea where to go from here and would greatly appreciate a hard shove in the right direction.

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by Jack; 12th December 2008 at 05:39 AM.
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