Subject: Re: port-i386/19192: cannot delete unused partition from boot selector list
To: matthew green <>
From: David Laight <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/29/2002 00:35:17
On Fri, Nov 29, 2002 at 10:12:04AM +1100, matthew green wrote:
>    - don't overwrite mbr_bootsel code with standard mbr code unless
>      explicitily requested
> what does this mean?  i recently tried to replace mbr_bootsel with
> mbr and it was hard.  "fdisk -i" did not do it!  i think "fdisk -a -i"
> did... it was annoying.

Well 'fdisk -c bootcode' will write the non-bootsel code from file bootcode.
But the bootsel code will only ever be loaded from the default file,
and then only if non-bootsel code is loaded.

Actually reporting that the boot code differs from that which would
be loaded, and asking if the user wants to update migth be handy.
(the logic is fairly foul though....)

For interest, why were you trying to use the non-bootsel version?
The bootsel one should work, it supports the menu being disabled....


David Laight: