Subject: port-i386/28660: Need to add to fdisk manual: how to remove bootmenu text from some partition
To: None <,,>
From: Alexey Kovyrshin <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/14/2004 20:30:00
>Number:         28660
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       how to remove bootmenu text from some partition
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    port-i386-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Dec 14 20:30:00 +0000 2004
>Release:        NetBSD 2.99.10
Best regards,
Alexey Kovyrshin
System: NetBSD orb.localdomain 2.99.10 NetBSD 2.99.10 (orb) #4: Thu Dec 9 20:35:23 MSK 2004 root@orb.localdomain:
/d1/obj/sys/arch/i386/compile/orb i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
        Assume you have mistakenly assigned some partition a bootmenu name for example:
1: Linux native (sysid 131)
   bootmenu: Linux
   start 10000368, size 75706848 (36966 MB, Cyls 9921-85027)

And then you decided to not boot from that partition, but you have to leave the data along. The question: how to 
do that?
        Just try to create some partition using "fdisk -u wd0", for example, name it, try to remove the name.
        Just just press space and enter on the bootmenu name question.
        I propose add this to fdisk manual.
        Thank you.