Subject: Re: should sysinst change MBR_PTYPE_386BSD to MBR_PTYPE_NETBSD?
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-install
Date: 06/15/2003 21:53:05
> > True. However, if someone were to update their ancient i386 running
> > 1.3.1 to 2.0 that way, and render it unbootable, it would be an easy
> > fix to boot from a sysinstall floppy and change the MBR ID.
> True enough. They could also put their old kernel in "netbsd.old" as
> is my usual trick and get things better afterwards. As I said,
> "whether it is still needed in GENERIC is arguable". I'm not
> going to yell much about someone removing it.

That would be unlikely to work - certainly none of the dynamic executables
will load with the old kernel.
OTOH I'm sure it isn't really a problem...


David Laight: