Subject: Re: Any reason not to change bt0 to 0x334 for 1.2?
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mike Long <>
List: port-i386
Date: 04/29/1996 14:43:02
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>From: Giles Lean <>
>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.

Pop open the case, flip a single DIP switch (at least on my BT445C).
You should be done in less than five minutes.
Mike Long <>     <URL:>
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