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Re: port-atari/40315: Bootloader fails on Atarit TT030

The following reply was made to PR port-atari/40315; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Izumi Tsutsui <>
Subject: Re: port-atari/40315: Bootloader fails on Atarit TT030
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2009 05:11:47 +0900

 > It's not the firmware -- previously I had been running NetBSD 1.6.1 rock 
 > solid for months, with heavy disk activity.  During that time I never had 
 > any boot issues or any issues that would indicate there's a 2GB limit.
 We have to confirm each possible problem in such case.
 "1.6.1 worked" doesn't mean firmware can read sectors beyond >2GB range.
 If bootstrap files were stored in <2GB range in >2GB disk,
 it just worked even if there was 2GB limit, and
 IIRC the default partition sizes created by sysinst
 were quite different between 1.6 and 4.0.
 Of course NetBSD kernel supports >2GB access (we have own drivers)
 so once it booted properly it should work solid ~forever.
 If current bootloder doesn't work even with <2GB root partition,
 it could be an evidence which indicates other problems.
 > If it would help, I can upload a disk image of a working 1.6.1 install, same 
 > format as the HEAD disk image already included in this PR.  Then looking at 
 > the differences between the two should help pinpoint the problem.
 I can't bunzip2 your HEAD image, as I wrote in the previous message.
 Could you confirm it's valid?
 Izumi Tsutsui

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