misc/73617: sysinstall fdisk editor unmarks active partition

Nehal nehalmistry at gmx.net
Sat Nov 6 07:10:28 PST 2004

>Number:         73617
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       sysinstall fdisk editor unmarks active partition
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Nov 06 15:10:27 GMT 2004
>Originator:     Nehal Mistry
>Release:        FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE i386
System: FreeBSD Nehal.Home 5.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE #0: Fri Nov 5 04:19:18 UTC 2004 root at harlow.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386

my win2k/ntfs partition is marked as active, but when starting
the sysinstall fdisk utility, it doesn't show any partition as
active. if i go ahead and write to disk without manually setting
the active partition, the next boot will boot into freebsd
instead of windows.



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