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Re: Support for 4KB sectors size disk ?

2010/1/11 David Laight <>:
> On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 04:45:24PM -0500, Arnaud Lacombe wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I quickly asked on IRC, but didn't get an answer. Do we have native
>> support for disk with 4KB sector size in non 512B-legacy mode ? These
>> disks start to be available in retail (in particular the WD Green
>> series with cache of 64M) and are quite attractive.
> Does windows support these disks ?
> Are they bootable ? If so where does the boot code sit ?
> In which case what does the MBR partition information look like ?
> Especially when there are extended partitions ?

Is this still a problem with GPT (or what is the "new" windows
partitioning called)?

NetBSD 5 cannot be installed on disks that are formatted that way and
NetBSD 4 does not understand them at all but it might get fixed



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