Subject: Re: port-i386/22096: i386 bootblocks are incompatible with older mainboards
To: None <>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/11/2003 19:48:53
In article <>,
	David Laight <> 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?

	Kind regards

Matthias Scheler