Subject: Re: port-shark/35576 - Make sysinst clear MBR
To: Michael Lorenz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <email@example.com>
Date: 03/11/2007 23:23:04
On 11/03/2007, at 21:59, Michael Lorenz wrote:
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> On Mar 11, 2007, at 16:02, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
>> The attached patch for sysinst asks the user if he wants to clear
>> the MBR and does so. It also tells him how to configure the
>> firmware to boot from the on-disk kernel.
>> But... I feel the question is useless. Is it there any reason not
>> to clear the MBR? If there is not, I'll change the code to
>> unconditionally clear it and only add a message at the end of the
>> installation to tell the user what to do on the firmware.
> IIRC all sharks need the MBR nuked in order to boot from an
> internal disk.
I thought so. And even if they don't, it cannot hurt clearing it,
right? If you are installing NetBSD on a disk in a shark, you are
going to lose all its contents anyway, so losing also the MBR is not
a problem. Or so it seems ;-)
Julio M. Merino Vidal <firstname.lastname@example.org>