install touching mbr
stacey at vickiandstacey.com
Sat Jul 24 12:41:43 UTC 2010
On Mon, 5 Apr 2010 22:28:25 -0700
Randi Harper <randi at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 8:05 PM, Bruce Cran <bruce at cran.org.uk> wrote:
> > On Saturday 03 April 2010 21:58:56 Jeremy Chadwick wrote:
> >> On Sat, Apr 03, 2010 at 05:48:12PM -0300, Nenhum_de_Nos wrote:
> >> > I just installed a 8.0R amd64 from memstick. when asked, I said
> >> > to leave mbr untouched. when I rebooted, it was freebsd
> >> > bootloader that was on control. this options is not what I think
> >> > it should, or there is really a issue here ?
> >> I can confirm this behaviour. Someone may have broken something
> >> when tinkering around in that part of sysinstall (since the
> >> Standard vs. BootMgr options were moved around compared to
> >> previous releases).
> > I have a patch at http://reviews.freebsdish.org/r/15/ waiting to be
> > committed. I believe the "None" option won't change the bootcode
> > itself but will still mark the FreeBSD partition as active.
> > --
> > Bruce Cran
> I disagree with some of the wording. Specifically, lines 100-102 of
> "If you will only have FreeBSD on the machine the boot manager is not
> needed and it slows down the boot while offering you the choice of
> which operating system to boot."
> ^^ not 100% true, as the boot manager also provides the option of PXE
> booting. This statement seems excessively wordy and unnecessary.
> Also, should this be broken up into two patches? One for the change in
> sade, the other for sysinstall? I'm not picky about this, but you are
> fixing two issues in two separate programs.
Any chance that this patch review was completed, approved and made it
into 8.1 Release?
> -- randi
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