bootable freebsd slice's limit

RW rwmaillists at
Sun Mar 27 15:07:22 UTC 2016

On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 22:31:26 +0800
Teng Zhang wrote:

> In man fdisk(8), it refers to
> "Note that bootable FreeBSD slices (the ``*/*'' file system) must lie
> completely within the first 1024 cylinders; if this is not true,
> booting may fail."
>        my confusion is whether this limit is aimed at  just i386
> platform or all platforms that freebsd supports. Could you please
> tell me the actual condition ?

It's nothing to do with the OS, it was a BIOS limitation from a long
time ago - well over 10 years.

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