Subject: Re: Compaq diagnostic partition Vs Bootselector
To: Wolfgang Solfrank <email@example.com>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/13/2002 14:29:20
On Sun, Jan 13, 2002 at 12:37:27AM +0100, Wolfgang Solfrank wrote:
> Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > In theory maybe, but I got no ends of troubles with unaligned partitions.
> Hmm, are you sure? M$ fdisk happily starts the first partition on a
> at sector 1, head 1 of the disk (keep in mind here that while sectors
> start counting at 1, heads start at 0), i.e. the first MBR partition
> starts almost never on a cylinder boundary.
Yes, the first can start at sector 1, head 1 (which usally makes an
offset of 63), but I've got problems, on some machines (not all) with
unaligned partition below the 1024 cyl limit, when it's not the the first
partition. I don't remember the exact message, but the BIOS would even not
load the MBR (which had the NetBSD boot code installed).
Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>