Subject: port-i386/17549: fdisk boot selector problem
To: None <>
From: Norm <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/10/2002 18:09:41
>Number:         17549
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       NetBSD's fdisk doesn't allow multiple Microsoft OS's
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    port-i386-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Jul 10 10:10:01 PDT 2002
>Originator:     Norm
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6_BETA4 20020706
System: NetBSD 1.6_BETA4 NetBSD 1.6_BETA4 (S_GRAIN) #0: Fri Jul 5 22:04:25 BST 2002 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	After installing NetBSD onto a machine with a copy of Windows 2k, I 
	installed the boot selector.  Lovely, marvellous.

	However, when adding a second copy of Windows 2k, I find the NetBSD
	boot selector doesn't hide the partitions that aren't active when 
	booting.  This is fine for a single Microsoft OS & NetBSD.  However,
	Microsoft OS installations will get horrendously confused if multiple 
	NTFS/FAT primary partitions are visible.

	If not the default, an option to hide the partitions of non-active
	primary partitions would be nice in future, so I could use the
	NetBSD boot manager, rather than a commercial product.
	Install two Microsoft OSs on a single disk and use fdisk -B.