Subject: Re: recommendation
To: Daniel Senderowicz <daniel@synchrods.synchrods.COM>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: port-pmax
Date: 09/29/1999 18:42:07
In message <9909300430.AA08125@synchrods.synchrods.COM>,
Daniel Senderowicz writes:
>Hi folks!
>I'm a newbie ready to undertake the installation of NetBSD on my
>5000/200. I also inherited a 9.1GB seagate barracuda that I'm
>planning to use. I understand that there is a maximum partition
>size of 2GB for NetBSD, so I would appreciate it if somebody
>could recommend a sensible partition map for such a beast.
>Thanks in advance.

The only limit (if there is one) is on how big you can make the `a'
partition before it gets too big for the PROM to read in the kernel.
(The bootblocks do their I/O via the PROM driver).

I'm running happily with an IBM OEM drive with a smallish root, var,
and a 3 gig partition for NetBSD builds.