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RE: Large disks
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: RE: Large disks
- From: Olivier Cherrier <Olivier_(_dot_)_Cherrier_(_at_)_cediti_(_dot_)_be>
- Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 21:11:56 +0200
>My understanding is that is a limitation of BIOS on the computer in
>question. Other than BIOS updates (which IMHO are dicey) how would we
>do that? (for arch's with that problem)
>(and depending on the BIOS, the limit can be 504Meg, 2Gig or 8Gig.)
Yes, this is the BIOS which limit that.
But, it is not because your BIOS can't boot an OS
on a ... far partition (> 504Meg, 2Gig or 8Gig.) that
you have *not* to create a such partition to boot it
via a floppy or something else. I think it is a precaution
which is handled by the OpenBSD fdisk. No?
>--- Nick Holland <nick_(_at_)_holland-consulting_(_dot_)_net> wrote:
>> You still can't boot a partition that starts after 8G or that has
>> physically outside the 8G point. Good people are working on removing
>> this "limitation", however -- it is a goal. Won't be in 3.0, though.
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