Recent sys/boot/i386/boot2/boot2.c commit

Gavin Atkinson gavin.atkinson at
Sat Jul 12 18:44:35 UTC 2008

On Sat, 12 Jul 2008, Jeremy Chadwick wrote:

> Can someone shed some light on the below commit, particularly if it's
> responsible for fixing what some users have reported with boot2/loader:

>From the look of it, this is a change to the code that parses the 
"0(ad0,a)/boot/loader" strings, from a glance at the code I suspect that 
before this change, it was not possible to boot off the last possible 
partition (which I think is 4, but I could be wrong).  So installs on ad3 
would not be bootable.

In short, I don't think many people will have been seeing this issue.


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