Subject: Re: i386 bootselector changes
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: William Allen Simpson <email@example.com>
Date: 10/23/2003 22:13:14
Bill Studenmund wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 05:03:54PM -0400, William Allen Simpson wrote:
> > Since there are only 4 partitions on a drive, and rarely more than 2
> > drives on a cable, and there's no need for any particular order or
> > correspondence with the "slice"/partition #, I'd prefer 1-9,0,'-','='
> > for serial bootblocks, and the old F1, F2, ..., F12 for laptop/desktop.
> We now support partitions in extended partitions, so there are more than 4
> partitions per drive. :-)
Aagghh (slap), I didn't think of that. Surely, the plan isn't to
support up to 13 boot blocks per drive? Times 4 drives?
Then, what keys would be used?!?!
William Allen Simpson
Key fingerprint = 17 40 5E 67 15 6F 31 26 DD 0D B9 9B 6A 15 2C 32