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Re: dding floppy30.fs to a hard drive?
begin electrogrammati illius Generic Player
>> No it won't, because the biosboot code assumes /boot in fixed
>> put in there by installboot(8). These correspondend of
>> Drive (0x00 = floppy)
>> Number of (continuous) sectors to load
>> So it will fail, (mostly) because the Drive is not 0x80.
>Ok, so can I set the drive to 0xwhateveranidedriveis, and the CHS to
>whatever the CHS on the drive is in the Makefile for the floppies, and
>then it should work?
Read my other post about it, and then forget the idea, except
you have a hard disc with 18 sectors per track, 2 tracks per cylinder.
(Maybe this is compensated by the combination of the following:
- floppies don't have a partition table, disklabel uses LBA
- installboot writes the new parametres to disc
If this is so, my other post's idea would work.)
And if you aren't talking about x86-32, forget me... sorry for that.
Yes, I am root on my box, my friends' boxen and my mailgate.
And yes, I do know how to handle it. Yes, I know about kill-
rules, too. So WTF do you still bother filling my syslog?