Subject: Re: Any reason not to change bt0 to 0x334 for 1.2?
To: None <>
From: Giles Lean <>
List: port-i386
Date: 04/27/1996 16:30:33
On Fri, 26 Apr 96 20:55:23 EDT  Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

> Does anyone see a reason to not change the location of bt0 for the 1.2
> release?  There probably isn't space to merge the kernels until there's some
> kind of compressed kernel support in the boot blocks, but it couldn't _hurt_,
> no?

Yes it can. :-(

Systems now running bt0 at the 1.1 (and 1.0 and 0.9 ...) default of
0x330 would have to have their hardware re-configured before they
could use a 1.2 boot diskette or GENERIC kernel.

Better provide a facility to adjust the autoconfiguration process
before this change is made.  (Check the list archives for some sample
code, and look at FreeBSD's -c boot flag.)