Installing in cylinder in > 1024
henry at techiebod.com
Wed Mar 28 11:37:43 BST 2001
This looks like it may help: From 'man boot0cfg':
A comma-separated string of any of the following options may be
specified (with ``no'' prepended as necessary):
packet Use the disk packet (BIOS Int 0x13 extensions) interface,
as as opposed to the legacy (CHS) interface, when doing
disk I/O. This allows booting above cylinder 1023, but
requires specific BIOS support. The default is `nopacket'.
However you can use grub if you prefer (I think there was an article on it
As for 4.3 it is in the process of being released, so soon-ish!
On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Will Macdonald wrote:
I have just joined the list. I am looking for a couple of quick answers.
On my laptop I have a 12GB hard disk. The first 4GB are used for a windows
partition. I would like to install FreeBSD in the rest.
I have tried and failed a couple of time so far to get the boot loader
working properly. From my research it looks like the bootloader still cannot
handle booting from a partition above 1024. I know GRUB can do this. Is it
possible to make freebsd use GRUB by default ? If not are there any other
boot loaders people can recommend ?
I have also read that 4.3 will be released soon, does any one know when ??
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