Subject: Re: i386 bootselector changes
To: None <>
From: Bruce J.A. Nourish <>
List: current-users
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 <>