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Re: ASCII art boot menu is slow?

To: Simon 'corecode' Schubert <corecode@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Mark Cullen <mark.cullen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 12:54:34 +0100

Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
On 21.10.2004, at 23:57, Mark Cullen wrote:

On the subject of booting, I don't suppose you know how to get rid of
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 two, though.

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

we already carry a simple mbr (in comparison to the boot manager boot0) which can be installed.


Thanks Simon. That's likely the one I was looking for. However, it's asking for a disk at the end so I run:

boot0cfg -B -b /boot/mbr /dev/ad0

and it comes back at me with:

boot0cfg: /boot/mbr: unknown or incompatible boot code

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