Remove FreeBSD Boot Manager
xfb52 at dial.pipex.com
Sun Mar 25 21:46:14 UTC 2007
Jerry McAllister wrote:
>On Sat, Mar 24, 2007 at 06:06:51PM -0700, Jim Priovolos wrote:
>>How can I remove the FreeBSD boot manager?
>>My disk is full with an NTFS partition or slice and there was only room
>>for 7 meg of anything else. The only thing that is installed now is the
>>boot manager that asks if I want to start in Windows or BSD. I'd like to
>>get rid of that until I can figure out how to shrink the partition.
>You need some sort of boot manager. You can figure out how to write
>the MS one back there or just leave the FreeBSD MBR there or find
>another favorite one to put there. The only problem with the
>FreeBSD MBR is that it displays ??? for bootable NTFS file systems
>rather than something that looks like NTFS or Win-XP, or whatever.
At least as of 6.2 (possibly earlier) the boot manager display "DOS"
(and also gets rid of some annoying beeps that arrived with 5.X series).
Obviously, you need to re-write any MBRs written under 5.X to get the
6.X MBR. Simply upgrading will not do that.
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