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Re: port-hp700/45742: sysinst should warn about PDC's 2GB limit for boot partition
The following reply was made to PR port-hp700/45742; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Nick Hudson <nick.hudson%gmx.co.uk@localhost>
Subject: Re: port-hp700/45742: sysinst should warn about PDC's 2GB limit for
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 22:18:35 +0000
On Sunday 25 December 2011 17:15:00 shattered%netbsd.org@localhost wrote:
> >Synopsis: sysinst should warn about PDC's 2GB limit for boot
> Neither sysinst nor install notes mention that PDC (firmware) cannot boot
> from a partition greater than 2GB in size.
Using the sysinst "Set sizes of NetBSD partitions" option does limit root to
> In sysinst, use existing partitions on disk (manually partitioned
> beforehand). The only warning is
> installboot: WARNING: Partition `a' of `/dev/rsd0c' exceeds 2GB boundary.
> installboot: WARNING: It won't boot since hp700 PDC can handle only 2GB.
Isn't this warning good enough? I look into adding a note to the install
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