Subject: Re: sysinst, two more notes
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wolfgang Helbig <helbig@Informatik.BA-Stuttgart.DE>
Date: 02/17/1999 08:37:14
> > Offering an option to the user to overwrite the mbr code probably does
> > make the most sense here.
> Actually, if we find that there is only one BIOS partition on the
> machine that takes up the whole disk, it would make sense to install
> the NetBSD mbr code whether there is an existing one there or not.
> Of course, a radio button display would work too.
In that case, sysinst could even go one step further and configure
the NetBSD partition to start at the very beginning of the disk, and
put the first stage boot program in the first sector of the disk.
This would give me 63 sectors of the first track (which are unused now).
And it would be really cool :-)