Subject: Re: Large Disks / Clean Install
To: None <,>
From: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/29/1999 12:55:16

> Known brockennes of the current i386 BIOS: it's limited to 16383 * 16 * 63
> (which means you can't boot from a partition after the 8G limit).

This is not correct.  If your BIOS supports int13-extensions, and you are
using -current "fdisk -i" to initialize the MBR code, it will boot from
partitions beyond the 8G limit.  The code from M$ will only boot partitions
beyond the limit if they are special type partitions (all supported types
are FAT in some form).

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