Subject: Re: Possible to build a powerpc disk (disklabel + fs) on an i386?
To: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/13/2001 10:09:49
On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 13, 2001 at 09:28:40AM -0800, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> > Not really. The ofppc ports know how to read them. :-)
> Sure, but isn't the point of an MBR to bootstrap on a PC BIOS? Or is
> my understanding flawed somehow?
> How is this not, more logically, part of a portable disklabel?
> (I'm not trying to pick a fight here; I'm really not sure my
> understanding is correct.)

MBR has elements both of booting a PC (the boot code that gets put there)
and also the partitioning of a PC. The ofppc ports were using the latter
to store the location of the partitions.

Yes, the boot code wouldn't work. :-)

Take care,