Subject: Re: default slice sizes
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: port-sparc
Date: 07/31/2004 14:51:36
> sysinst in 2.0 and current default to giving a single filesystem -
> unless sysinst knows that parts of that filesystem are unreadable by
> the prom/bios.  (I think this only happens on i386, and where the
> bios doesn't support LBA reads.)

That may be the only case sysinst knows about, but it's not the only
such case possible; some SPARC ROMs don't know how to use 10-byte CDBs
and thus are restricted to the first 1G of the disk.  (I know this
because I've run into the problem personally.)

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