Subject: Re: Disklabel Offset Confusion
To: Caffeinate The World <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/14/2003 16:50:18
Caffeinate The World wrote:

> On the Alpha I've used 0 offset, but on i386 it's always 63 or was it
> 65. Anyway, can anyone confirm that it's safe on the Alpha to use
> offset 0?

I'm pretty sure (without looking at the doco) that a bootable disk
_must_ have it's 'a' partition at offset 0 on an alpha.  The first stage
boot code doesn't have enough space for the code to go searching through
the disklabel.

Simon Burge                            <>
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