Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#9108 new enhancement

Re-writing the Intel partition map should erase the MBR

Reported by: kallisti5 Owned by: bonefish
Priority: low Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Partitioning Systems/Intel Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All



  • I have a Linux install.
  • Select the drive, Disk -> Initialize -> Intel Partition Map
  • I install Haiku, partition is active.
  • Reboot.. machine won't boot due to grub cruft in MBR

We may need to make rewriting the Intel Partition Map:

  • Really erase the old Intel partition map before recreating it.
  • Erase the MBR

Or just add a new menu option to erase the master boot record.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by scottmc, 7 years ago

Milestone: R1/beta1Unscheduled

A low priority enhancement ticket probably shouldn't be in the R1/beta1 milestone. Moving to unscheduled, but this sounds like it could be done in an afternoon if someone decides to work on it. If it is an R1 requirement, then please bump the priority up to at least normal and move it back to R1/beta1. IIRC BeOS had this functionality.

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