Subject: Re: Any reason not to change bt0 to 0x334 for 1.2?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Giles Lean <email@example.com>
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_,
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.)