wmoran at collaborativefusion.com
Wed Nov 15 05:32:59 PST 2006
In response to Arnold Shade <arnold_shade at users.sourceforge.net>:
> In the /tools directory of all FreeBSD distribution there is an old
> program named OS-BS written by Thomas Wolfram. It is a multi-OS boot
> loader for MBR (there are two versions: osbs135.exe and osbsbeta.exe)
> It is rather old, works only under DOS, does not support 1024 cylinders
> boundary limitation, partitions hiding, etc.. Moreover os-bs has been
> evolved into commercial SystemSelector so it is no longer maintained by
> Thomas. However at the time being I continue the development of os-bs
> under the name "mbldr", see:
> It is under BSD license, has many cool features, ported under Linux,
> BSD and Windows, supports extended partitions, etc. I would like to
> suggest replacing os-bs with the mbldr at some point for FreeBSD
> distribution if it is acceptable. Could someone recommend me who I
> should contact (or what mailing list should I use) to discuss this
I've copied ports at freebsd.org, but I doubt there's any need to discuss
this at length.
I recommend doing the following:
1) Read the FreeBSD Porters Handbook:
2) Create a port for your program.
3) Submit a PR based on the guidelines in #1, be sure to note in the
PR that this port supersedes the old os-bs port, so the committer
can do the right thing.
Collaborative Fusion Inc.
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