Subject: Re: installing/running 1.4D
To: jiho <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: port-i386
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.