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On Tue, 15 Jul 2003 21:10:29 -0400, "Jud" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said:
> On Wed, 16 Jul 2003 08:49:30 +1000, "Adam King" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said:
> > I currently have a dual boot Windows/Linux system and want to add another
> > partition and install FreeBSD.
> > 
> > In the FreeBSD install, it mentions that the boot files must be within
> > the first 1024 Cylinders. Is this a requirement for FreeBSD itself or
> > just for the FreeBSD boot loader?
> 
> What FreeBSD install did you find this in?  Installation below the 1024th
> cylinder is not a requirement for either FreeBSD itself or for its boot
> loader.  (By "FreeBSD itself" I assume you mean the entire filesystem or
> some sizable subset of it.)  The 1024 cylinder limit is rarely
> encountered these days because it is a consequence of an old BIOS that
> doesn't use geometry translation. (Geometry translation is usually
> associated with LBA (logical block addressing).)
>  
> > If I use a linux boot loader (LILO or Grub) which doesn't have a problem
> > with the 1024 cylinder limit, will it be able to boot FreeBSD if it's
> > boot files are above cylinder 1024?
> 
> Use any boot loader you like.  Should work fine.  The FreeBSD system I'm
> using right now is installed on the second half of an 80GB RAID0 array.
> 
> Jud
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