Subject: Re: mbr vs WinNT/Win2K boot system
To: David Laight <>
From: Geoff Wing <>
List: port-i386
Date: 05/16/2003 10:30:20
David Laight <> typed:
:> This is interesting; when the bootloader loads from whichever disk, it
:> treats that disk as hd0.
:> It *should* be doing a device index!
:The bootloader does....

Except in my case the bootloader loads NTLDR which then needs to load code
from a file on the disk which then loads code off a different disk.

Using the new bootstrap system: with pbr.S 1.3, my partition table patch
and a judicious "movb $0x82, %dl", it boots my overloaded MBR/PBR fine from
my SCSI system (with hd2a: which later becomes sd3a: after bootup)