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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 _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"