On Fri, 2 Jul 1999, Graham Wheeler wrote:
> Hi all
> I currently have Linux installed in a DOS partition for one reason
> only, and that is that I want to use LILO. I would love to be able
> to get LILO working under FreeBSD so that I can free up all the space
> used up by Linux. The reason I want to use LILO is because it allows
> me to swap my C: and D: drives around when booting DOS. This lets me
> have Win95 bootable on my real C: drive, but lets me boot a Win95-free
> DOS 6.2 and Windows 3.1 on my D: drive, which gets logically mapped to
> C:. I haven't found any other freeware boot loaders that have this
> Has anyone ever attempted to port LILO to FreeBSD? I imagine that it
> should be possible, but would require some serious changes in low-level
> disk access code, to map disk files to physical disk locations, etc.
> If anyone has any experience with this, or has any advice (including
> pointing me to other boot loaders that can get the BIOS to switch
> disks that will work purely from DOS or FreeBSD), please let me know...
On CD #1 there's a file called osbsbeta.exe. That version allows you
to boot from different physical devices whereas osbs135.exe doesn't.
I'm using it on one machine that has 95, dos6, os2 and freebsd on
I should mention that CD #1 I'm referring to is from 2.2.6, I haven't
looked at any newer versions.
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