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Hi guys,

I want to dual boot opensolaris and FreeBSD with my laptop. Which boot loader should I use? I would think I should use osol's GRUB loader but I'm not sure if it understands UFS2 and how to boot FreeBSD and vice versa with FreeBSD boot loader. Which do I pick?

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Grub can boot FreeBSD without problems, if you want to use Grub then check: http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/man...b.html#FreeBSD

(The following is based on my experience with dual booting FreeBSD and Linux)
If you want to use boot0 as boot manager then install Grub on root partition on OpenSolaris. boot0 will find it during boot process and pass instructions to it.

Now, I'm not sure there are differences between OpenSolaris' Grub and "normal" GNU Grub boot manager, but if there are any I'm not aware of them as I've never installed OpenSolaris before.
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ok thanks. i guess im going to try using GRUB and see what happens
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You'll have to go with GRUB anyway because that's what OpenSolaris comes with.
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You don't have to go with Grub because it comes with Solaris, you have to go with Solaris' version of Grub because there is no other way to boot Solaris.
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