Subject: Re: i386 BIOS weirdness infecting the universe.
To: Robert V. Baron <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-install
Date: 09/29/1998 12:15:27
"Robert V. Baron" writes:
> > I think it might be reasonable to do just that, but the issue becomes
> > one of handling the fact that there are few clean ways to map NetBSD
> > devices into BIOS drive numbers.
> One thing that I've never quite understood is if we can not map NetBSD
> drives to BIOS drives ... how do we even boot the system.

We use BIOS calls to boot the system, and we typically only boot from
the first BIOS drive.  Specifying other devices is somewhat iffy to
say the least.