Subject: Questions about start.S
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: VaX#n8 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/16/1996 09:02:36
One has to wonder about this file.... I'm assuming it just hasn't
been touched very much...
1) Why reset the disk drives iff we're booting from
2) Why override the drive number for the floppy with:
# XXX Override the drive number.
movb $0x00, %dl
3) Why, when we read from floppy, do we do this:
movl $0x0001, %ecx # cyl 0, sector 1
Since the sectors are one-based, doesn't this reread the first stage
for no good reason?
Oh, nevermind, I just noticed the two stages are amalgamated.