NetBSD Problem Report #36890

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Subject: Bootselector default specified in sysinst doesn't work
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>Number:         36890
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       Bootselector default specified in sysinst doesn't work
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Sep 03 08:05:00 +0000 2007
>Last-Modified:  Tue Sep 18 19:00:03 +0000 2007
>Originator:     Christian Hattemer
>Release:        NetBSD 4.0BETA
The bootselector default doesn't seem to be set properly by sysinst or it isn't respected correctly by the bootselector.

It last happend to me about three weeks ago with a build from the netbsd-4 branch of that time.
I installed NetBSD i386 in the second primary partition of a disk that already has Windows in the first primary partition. I selected the NetBSD partition in sysinst to be the bootselector default. However the system will still boot Windows if I do nothing at the bootselector prompt. 

From: Christian Hattemer <>
Subject: Re: install/36890: Bootselector default specified in sysinst doesn't
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 20:56:57 +0200


 a quick update: If you also make the new NetBSD partition the active one in 
 sysinst, then the bootselector default will work and boot NetBSD by default.

 Bye, Chris

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