Subject: Re: installing/running 1.4D
To: jiho <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
Date: 10/06/1999 17:30:39
On Wed, Oct 06, 1999 at 01:36:01PM +0000, jiho wrote:
> >> 1. The new boot sectors from FreeBSD, which use extended BIOS calls for
> >> LBA access (and thus let you boot from beyond 8 GB) work great. I have
> >> 1.4D in a partition that occupies exactly all of the drive beyond 8 GB --
> >> because I don't have any other OSes that can do that -- and am using the
> >> MBR menu as well. It all just works.
> > I think the boot sectors from NetBSD should work as well.
> Ah, I _meant_ the NetBSD boot sectors, which are stated to be from (that is,
> _ported_ from) FreeBSD. The formal releases of FreeBSD don't use them yet.
> Sorry about the vague statement.
Uh, stated *where*, exactly? Our boot sectors were written by Matthias
Drochner and a cast of thousands ;-) and were certainly not lifted from
any other operating system as far as I can tell.