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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: Sergey Svishchev <svs%ropnet.ru@localhost>
Subject: Re: port-hp700/45742: sysinst should warn about PDC's 2GB limit for
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 20:29:02 +0400
On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 10:20:04PM +0000, Nick Hudson wrote:
> > 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
It happens too late, after all sets were already extracted -> waste of time.
Other ports (amiga, vax...) could benefit from such early warning too.
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