Subject: Re: i386 bootselector changes
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Bruce J.A. Nourish <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/23/2003 21:52:20
On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 02:01:16PM +1000, Luke Mewburn wrote:
> The current method that the "boot selector" is implemented doesn't
> support selecting anything other than the 4 primary partitions; there
> just isn't the space in the MBR to implement anything fancier.
Just as a "blue sky" thought, would there be any long term interest in
implementing a more fully-featured bootloader, like FreeBSD's loader(8)?
The benefits are obvious, but it would requre a heck of a lot of effort
to implement it on all platforms. Are there any other known issues
(particularly on the more exotic platforms)?
Bruce J.A. Nourish <email@example.com> http://bjan.net