Subject: Re: big drives on an SS5
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Toby Thain <email@example.com>
Date: 03/04/2002 17:19:06
der Mouse wrote:
> >> Anyone have any experience with these machines and 18 or 36 GB drives?
> > jeps! I have an 18GB Quantum Atlas V in my SS20 (close enough?)
> > running NetBSD 1.5.2 and I didn't even stop to think that partition
> > or drive sizes might be a problem..
> Well, I have a SS10 and I was Extremely Annoyed to discover that the
> boot stuff (/boot and /netbsd) must be below the 2G point relative to
> their partition base - I have a 9G drive I wanted to make one big
> partition. (The problem is with the ROM routines. The seek interface
> takes a 64-bit offset, but once the offset goes over 2G reads start
> failing.) I've been pondering various possibilities, such as adding a
> new booter stage so that the boot partition as far as the ROMs are
> concerned is a tiny little thing, or making /boot use its own SCSI code
> rather than ROM callbacks....
Wouldn't it be easier just to have more than one partition (!!?)
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