In the last episode (Mar 11), Sergey 'DoubleF' Zaharchenko said: > > However in dos we have garanteed hard drive support via int13 (Well > > almost garanteed, but if an os can boot of the computer, we can > > access the disk), > > The hard disk is not the only device you can boot off. Consider > floppies, CDROMS, etc. etc. So your access to the disk is only > guaranteed when you can read the disk, which seems like a tautology > to me:). > > > and I'm looking for the same sorta garantee in BSD. > > You are stating that the BIOS has better hardware support that > FreeBSD. Can you give any examples?
I've seen lots of work go into the ata driver recently to support new ATA and SATA chipsets (take a look at the commits to ata-chipset.c since its creation just a year ago). If I were to put a kernel into some product, I would probably not want to have to keep releasing updates to it every time SiS, Promise, or Via releases a new chipset. -- Dan Nelson [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"