Subject: Re: sysinstall "local" tarball
To: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 09/20/1998 10:01:29
> Neither of those statements makes any sense. The IDE/ATA code already
> handles 10GB disks, and should work fine in an Atari. The OS doesn't
> care what the geometry is; only the BIOS on PCs does (for booting),
I agree completely that lba does not care about geometry.
> and it cares for *all* disks, not just those using the wd/wdc drivers.
I agree that the geometry is a crutch for BIOS
But, I'm pretty sure that the way the code works is that the initial
disk label is reported up to sysinst to make a disklabel. The
disklabel needs to know the disk's capacity and it currently asks for
This is what also needs to be fixed.
> (Of course, the Atari may have its own restrictions on booting.)