Subject: Re: port-i386/22096: i386 bootblocks are incompatible with older mainboards
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
Date: 07/11/2003 19:48:53
In article <20030711102625.C1591@snowdrop.l8s.co.uk>,
David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Have you checked that the other ones still dont work?
No, but I don't see the point in trying it because I rewrote them before
and it didn't fix the problem.
> My best guess is that your windows partition is at the start of the
> disk, and the netbsd one further down.
Yes, that's the case.
> The netbsd code at the start of the partition will read the disk
> using the CHS value for the partition start (provided it is below 8GB).
> If one system used a CHS mapping other than 63/255/1023 then it would
> reference the wrong sectors.
But why do the 1.6.1_STABLE bootblocks work?
Matthias Scheler http://scheler.de/~matthias/