Subject: Re: NetBSD Vs. DVD-RAM
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Ball <email@example.com>
Date: 06/02/2007 11:01:19
DL> That just ain't gonna work ...
That's disappointing, since it seems so close to working. Your
explanation makes sense though, thanks.
DL> Similarly code that looks for the netbsd disklabel (on i386 et
> al) must look at bytes 512-1023 of the partition, not in the
> 2nd sector (bytes 2024-4097) otherwise it won't be using the
> reserved space within the bootcode.
You've just answered a question that has been rattling around my head
for some time, and in the process prompted another: If I am labelling
(512-byte sectored) disk for use with NetBSD machines, do I need to
reserve the whole first track, or just the first 1,024 bytes to leave
room for the disklabel? (I'm not using fdisk/BIOS partitions).
- Andy Ball.