Subject: Re: bootselector questions
To: None <>
From: David Laight <>
List: port-i386
Date: 05/30/2005 17:53:50
On Fri, May 27, 2005 at 07:34:43PM +0200, Jukka Salmi wrote:
> is it possible to configure the NetBSD bootselector to have it always
> boot the last partition booted instead of the default partition?


> GRUB has such a feature, but I don't know where it stores the
> information about which partition was booted last.

GRUB is much more akin to the netbsd 'boot' program that the bootselect
mbr code.

> Since the NetBSD bootselector can boot the active partition this problem
> could probably be worked around by marking the partition it boots as
> active. Could this break anything?

The mbr code shouldn't (and doesn't) write to the disk...


David Laight: