cvs commit: src/sys/boot/i386/boot0 boot0ext.s
Bruce M Simpson
bms at spc.org
Tue Mar 30 19:04:31 PST 2004
On Tue, Mar 30, 2004 at 06:00:10PM -0800, David O'Brien wrote:
> > > Sorry, but I'd like to have a useful boot0 -- one that tells me my
> > > partition is something other than "???". That can't be done with a
> > > 1-sector boot0.
> > Are you sure that the bug you're seeing isn't the one that was fixed
> > by this commit:
> 99% sure. Our boot0 doesn't understand all possbile MS partition types.
I recognised this and was the one who put David up to this. :-)
Other things, such as grokking EMBRs to allow boot from extended partitions,
or support for serial console other than COM1, can't be done in the 512-byte
space we currently have.
But because of system incompatibilities, I would emphasize boot0ext remain
purely optional; and added to son-of-sysinstall with the relevant warnings.
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