Subject: Re: port-shark/35576 - Make sysinst clear MBR
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <email@example.com>
From: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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: email@example.com