Subject: Re: i386-Can't boot NetBSD with large MEMORY_DISK_ROOT_SIZE
To: Eric Haszlakiewicz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 06/30/2004 10:08:45
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On Wed, Jun 30, 2004 at 09:08:13AM -0500, Eric Haszlakiewicz wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 29, 2004 at 05:06:39PM -0700, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> > The reason you don't see this on PPC is that things at this stage are v=
> > machine-dependant. Note that in the past certain MacPPC systems would h=
> > an issue with too-big a kernel. Right now MacPPC has "too big" at 13 MB=
> > total.
> hmm.. that's odd. I'm seem to be having a "too big" problem at
> somewhere around 5mb. (a 4mb kernel works, GENERIC doesn't.) I suppose
> I should probably try to narrow that down a bit. (on a 333mhz imac, 96MB=
> I vaguely remember someone mentioning they had the same problem, but I di=
> see a resolution.
Make sure you have a new ofwboot.xcf. The old one booted to 0x640000. =20
Given that the kernel loads at 0x100000, that leaves 0x540000 free, which
is just over 5 MB.
The new ofwboot, version 1.8 or later, loads at 0xE00000, leaving 0xD00000=
free, which is 13 MB, no? The change happened in the late Feb/early March=
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