Subject: Re: port-i386/22096: i386 bootblocks are incompatible with older mainboards
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From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/13/2003 20:10:12
> > 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?

Because you will have reset the CHS values in the mbr when you ran


David Laight: