Re: Meaning of '+', '*' in disk: hd0+ hd1+* hd2*

2015-11-30 Thread Alexander Salmin
The '+' character after the "hd0" indicates that the BIOS has told /boot that this disk can be accessed via LBA. When doing a first-time install, you will sometimes see a '*' after a hard disk -- this indicates a disk that does not seem to have a valid OpenBSD disk label on it.

Re: Meaning of '+', '*' in disk: hd0+ hd1+* hd2*

2015-11-30 Thread edward wandasiewicz
On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 6:39 PM, Alexander Salmin wrote: > The '+' character after the "hd0" indicates that the BIOS has told /boot > that this disk can be accessed via LBA. When doing a first-time install, you > will sometimes see a '*' after a hard disk -- this indicates a

Re: Meaning of '+', '*' in disk: hd0+ hd1+* hd2*

2015-11-30 Thread Ted Unangst
edward wandasiewicz wrote: > If I have the following showing after a probe during biosboot > > disk: hd0+ hd1+* h2* > > What is the meaning of '+', '+*' and '*' next to each disk? + means big disk support. * means no openbsd disklabel. probably not the openbsd disk.

Re: Meaning of '+', '*' in disk: hd0+ hd1+* hd2*

2015-11-30 Thread edward wandasiewicz
Many thanks. I knew it was man paged / documented somewhere, just couldn't find it. Reason for asking? I have a USB 3.0 device attached to a Chromebook Pixel 2015, and on booting, SeaBIOS is recognising the same single USB drive twice, as hd1+* and hd2*. hd0 is the soldered SSD. ...Looks like