Remove the FreeBSD boot manager

Daan Vreeken [PA4DAN] Danovitsch at
Sun Apr 27 06:06:47 PDT 2003

On Sunday 27 April 2003 07:01, Tom Smith wrote:
> I'm somewhat new to FreeBSD and decided to install the Boot Manager
> during installation.
> Since, I've decided to make this machine a FreeBSD-only server (no dual
> booting) and would like to remove the Boot Manager to enable faster boot
> times (the Boot Manager adds about 10 seconds to boot time).
> How can I remove it without any major issues like having to reinstall
> from scratch?
Start sysinstall ( /sbin/sysinstall )
Go to Index -> FDisk
Now select the partition you want to boot from and press "S" to make it the 
active partition.
Press "W" to write your changes, sysinstall will now ask you what bootmanager 
you want, simply choose "standard" and you're done...


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