Subject: Re: port-shark/35576 - Make sysinst clear MBR
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: David Laight <>
List: port-arm
Date: 03/12/2007 07:16:47
On Sun, Mar 11, 2007 at 11:23:04PM +0100, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> >
> >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 ;-)

Do I presume that the shark needs the root filesystem to start in
sector 0 of the disk ?

Which is incompatible with any normal MBR table.


David Laight: