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Date:      Sat, 3 Nov 2012 22:45:18 +0000 (UTC)
From:      jb <jb.1234abcd@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Booting 2nd(!) FreeBSD installation sitting on same disk
Message-ID:  <loom.20121103T234019-357@post.gmane.org>
References:  <20121103165421.GA76199@bali> <loom.20121103T232432-687@post.gmane.org>

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jb <jb.1234abcd <at> gmail.com> writes:

> ... 
> I do not know the story of active slice in FreeBSD, but I know that neither
> Windows nor Linux require active partitions (in their jargon) to boot from any
> more.
> Perhaps it is time to review this requirement in FreeBSD and drop it if
> possible.
> Opinions are welcome.
> If there are no counterarguments, we will create a PR# to start the process.

I forgot to mention that in such case a new boot option would be introduced to
set a default boot item in a boot manager's menu.
jb
 





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