Subject: port-i386/17549: fdisk boot selector problem
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Norm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/10/2002 18:09:41
>Synopsis: NetBSD's fdisk doesn't allow multiple Microsoft OS's
>Arrival-Date: Wed Jul 10 10:10:01 PDT 2002
>Release: NetBSD 1.6_BETA4 20020706
System: NetBSD grain.sandbox.org.uk 1.6_BETA4 NetBSD 1.6_BETA4 (S_GRAIN) #0: Fri Jul 5 22:04:25 BST 2002 email@example.com:/files/netbsd/1.6/sys/arch/i386/compile/S_GRAIN 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.