Subject: Re: i386-Can't boot NetBSD with large MEMORY_DISK_ROOT_SIZE
To: None <port-macppc@NetBSD.org, tech-kern@NetBSD.org>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <email@example.com>
Date: 07/01/2004 06:54:41
On Wed, Jun 30, 2004 at 10:08:45AM -0700, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 30, 2004 at 09:08:13AM -0500, Eric Haszlakiewicz wrote:
> > 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 mem)
> > I vaguely remember someone mentioning they had the same problem, but I didn't
> > see a resolution.
> Make sure you have a new ofwboot.xcf. The old one booted to 0x640000.
> 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
> time frame.
Yep, that seemed to have fixed it. The only ofwboot.xcf on ftp.netbsd.org
when I looked was the one in the 1.6.2 release. Now that I could grab one
from the snapshot directory it loaded ok. thanks.