On Saturday 10 June 2006 18:44, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > ---- much excised ---
> >
> > > Anyway, this all works just fine.  The MBR and initial boot record in
> > > the boot sector of each slice (or primary partition if you must degrade
> > > to MS terminology) have just enough standardization that the FreeBSD
> > > MBR or most any of the other more fancy ones, can initiate the boot for
> > > any of the OS-en commonly available to run on these machines.   Since
> > > the OS specific stuff really comes after it gets in to the slice boot
> > > record code in the boot sector, then generally any of them can boot any
> > > of them. The exception is MS MBRs.  I have heard that some more recent
> > > ones play better, but any I have had so far will not boot any slice
> > > except one for a MS OS.   I don't know what they screw up, but find it
> > > not surprisin=
> >
> > g.
> >
> > > So, there is the tome.
> > > All newbies, careful what you ask.  Someone may answer thusly with more
> > > than you every wanted to know.
> > >
> > > ////jerry
> >
> > Maybe this ought to be included in the handbook. I've seen this question
> > or one like it 100's of times on these lists. That was the best answer
> > I've seen.
> > Just my $.02
>
> Thanks for the positive comment.
> It glosses over stuff a little and isn't precisely correct in all detail,
> but I think it generally is correct and represents the way things work
> for all practical matters.
>
> Maybe it can be a FAQ.   How do they get there?
>
> ////jerry
>
> > Beech

I'd ask that question on the [EMAIL PROTECTED] list. I've never 
submitted anything to any of the docs, so I have no clue what their procedure 
is.

Beech
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