Subject: Re: Help ! Can netbsd only installed in a partiiton with cylinder < 1024?
To: None <>
From: David Laight <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/03/2002 18:18:56
On Tue, Sep 03, 2002 at 06:49:31PM +0200, Michael Kukat wrote:
> Hello,
> On Wed, 4 Sep 2002, zhangzhihe wrote:
> > Can  netbsd  only be installed in a partiiton with cylinder < 1024?
> NetBSD can address more. But i think the boot partition must reside among the
> first 1024 cylinders. Maybe this is especially a problem with the bootloader,
> in kernel, the whole disk should be addressable.

There is no such restriction within netbsd.
OTOH bios calls are used to read the disk during the boot process,
on some systems these do limit where the boot filesysem (and kernel)
can be loaded from - typically to below 8Gb.


David Laight: