DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2004-10
boot code (was Re: ASCII art boot menu is slow?)
Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
On 22.10.2004, at 12:20, Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
On the subject of booting, I don't suppose you know how to get rid
the bootloader type thing? When I boot up it has like
I've found boot0cfg which seems as though it 'installs' that, but I
can't see anything about actually removing it?
Boot from a DOS bootdisk and run "fdisk /mbr" to clear that out.
There's a way to do it using the BSD fdisk and boot0cfg, but I don't
recall how off the top of my head. It's in the man pages for those
I have two different answers! Matt says I can't really get rid of it,
but can install someone elses, and that I should just reduce the
timeout if it's too long.
Here comes the third:
boot0cfg -B -b /boot/mbr
It was too soon, obviously. This is wrong.
You, of course, need to do it the fdisk /mbr way:
fdisk -B $dev
That makes sense. I just got around to googling the command you
suggested before and people were saying it had to be:
fdisk -B -b /boot/mbr $dev
So I did that, and looking at the manpage it's equivilent to just -B as
the -b option defaults to /boot/mbr anyway. It asked me if I wanted to
change the boot code, so I said yes. It then proceeded to ask me if I
wanted to write a new partition table, I said no to that one. Sound
I shall reboot and keep my fingers crossed as soon as the machine
finishes copying stuff from over from NFS.
we already carry a simple mbr (in comparison to the boot manager
boot0) which can be installed.
and, as we learned, needs to be written with another tool :)
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