getting rid of disk selection on bootup

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Tue Sep 28 19:33:03 PDT 2004

In the last episode (Sep 28), Sean McNeil said:
> I have -current installed and I get the following on bootup:
> F1	FreeBSD
> F5	Drive 1
> Default: F1
> I'd like to get rid of that and boot directly to the pitchfork dude. 
> Is there a way to clear that out so it boots without the above
> selector?

That's boot0 (aka booteasy).  What you want is an MBR that just chains
to the first active partition.  Install it with "fdisk -B da0", or
whatever your devicename is.  If you want boot0 back, run "boot0cfg -B

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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