On Sunday, 9 December 2001 at 16:59:28 -0800, Peter Wemm wrote:
> Joerg Wunsch wrote:
>> Mike Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>> I'd love to never hear those invalid, unuseful, misleading opinions
>>> from you again.
>> ETOOMANYATTRIBUTES? :-)
>> As long as you keep the feature of DD mode intact, i won't argue. If
>> people feel like creating disks that aren't portable to another
>> controller, they should do. I don't like this idea.
> We can just as easily have bootable-DD mode with a real MBR and have
> freebsd start on sector #2 instead of overlapping boot1 and mbr.
This would seem to be a reasonable alternative.
> This costs only one sector instead of 64 sectors (a whopping 32K,
> I'm sure that is going to break the bank on today's disks).
Well, the real question is the space wasted at the end, which can be
up to a megabyte. Still not going to kill you, but it's aesthetically
> I'd rather that we be specific about this. If somebody wants ad2e
> or da2e then they should not be using *any* fdisk tables at all.
> Ie: block 0 should be empty. The problem is that if you put
> /boot/boot1 in there, then suddenly it looks like a fdisk disk and
> we have to have ugly magic to detect it and prevent the fake table
> from being used. I would prefer that the fdisk table come out of
> /boot/boot1 so that we dont have to have it by default, and we use
> fdisk to install the "DD magic table" if somebody wants to make it
So where would you put the bootstrap? In sector 2?
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