Subject: Re: Large Disks / Clean Install
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List: current-users
Date: 02/08/1999 13:16:09
> > (Ok, I agree, there's more to it than that, as both the mbr
> > partition table geometry, the BIOS geometry and the disklabel
> > geometry play into this.  It looks like sysinst gets its "BIOS"
> > geometry from fdisk, which in turns uses the mbr partition table,
> > which may not coincide with what the BIOS actually thinks (?)...)
> Right. This problem can be fixed, and will be soon (i.e. before 1.4),
> by getting the information from the BIOS and matching it with
> NetBSD devices.

Sounds great!

> > I think it's sort of a reasonable limitation that your boot
> > partition part of NetBSD has to reside within the first 8GB of a
> > drive, and we should document that limitation and implement
> > something in sysinst which prevents the user from putting himself
> > in violation of that limitation.
> I think it should be possible to do this, but the user should
> be warned that this partition can probably only be booted via a
> bootselector. Which we then should offer to install.

Ah, OK.  Sounds fine too!

- H=E5vard