Been looking through the FAQ and documentation but can find no mention of bootloaders, other than the fact that Lilo is offered as an option.
This would infer Grub.
Legacy or 2?
Has anybody else had problems getting BSDs to run multiboot with Linux distros?
I've tried to install PC-BSD, which wouldn't recognise an external drive, so I installed it on the primary.
I then couldn't get Debian, that did recognise the external drive, where I installed it, to load the bootloader, grub2 onto the first partition of the BSD primary.
It's a bit difficult to configure Grub if it won't even install.
Are there any recognition problems of this sort with Vector?
TIA for any time and trouble.
I multiboot 25 OS including FreeBSD, PCBSD & Solaris. Vector offers Legacy or GRUB and you can opt for not installing its bootloader. I use SUSE GRUB for chainload or otherwise.
Find my menu.lst here and do necessary changes to your list -
During BSD install you need to opt out of installing bootloader. Secondly, BSD or Solaris need primary partitions for install.
If you wish to boot BSD with GRUB2 then you need to configure /etc/grub.d/40_custom file and add entries, run update-grub (you wont see your entries during grub update but they will appear in grub menu when you start the box). I boot BSD with GRUB 2 on other machine. Let me know if this helps, if not I will get you the entries.