Subject: Re: Boot Manager
To: Alan Silva <>
From: Quentin Garnier <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/16/2002 13:46:56
Le Mon, 16 Dec 2002 10:34:08 -0200
Alan Silva a écrit :
> I need your help to configure a Win2k/NetBSD dualboot... When I was
> installing 1.6, it didn't show up in the screen the option bootmanager
> which I could choose. I have 2 hds, one is 15G and there is running
> win2k and the other is about 4.3G for NetBSD.
> I ask you for help or same tip about how can I solve this problem with
> bootmanager, if anyone had a similar problem, please help me.
> I tried to use XOSL but it wasn't working sucessfully because I can't
> write in MBR

If you can boot NetBSD, install the boot selector mbr :

# fdisk -B -c /usr/mdec/mbr_bootsel wd0

Then at boot you'll be able to select the next boot step with F1-F4 to
boot primary partitions on wd0, and F5 to boot wd1.

Quentin Garnier -
"Feels like I'm fiddling while Rome is burning down.
Should I lay my fiddle down and take a rifle from the ground ?"
Leigh Nash/Sixpence None The Richer, Paralyzed, Divine Discontents, 2002.