Subject: Re: FAT filesystem conformance on the installation floppy disks
To: Pierre Pronchery <>
From: David Laight <>
List: port-i386
Date: 01/09/2007 18:08:03
On Tue, Jan 09, 2007 at 03:11:33PM +0100, Pierre Pronchery wrote:
> > 
> > Uh.  What makes you think these are FAT filesystems, exactly?
> I was assuming, since some oem information was by coincidence (or not)
> located at the same place. Sorry for the noise.

The boot code has to contain a short jump around the space where there
would be a bios/boot parameter block because it can be used with FAT
filesystems, and because some BIOS are reported to overwrite that part
of the boot code (possibly overwriting the 'disk number' field).


David Laight: