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Re: 8 GB Limit
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: 8 GB Limit
- From: tai <tai_(_at_)_urd_(_dot_)_spidernet_(_dot_)_to>
- Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 18:10:46 -0600 (CST)
On Tue, 16 Dec 2003, Chuck Yerkes wrote:
> Now those open boot prom machines (SGI, Sparc, Apple, etc)
> and other real unix boxes shouldn't have a problem.
> "BIOS" - why do people still use that crap?
Because it's cheap and functional enough? My question is - how do
you tell bootconf to boot off the /altroot/bsd kernel? I have
/altroot/bsd, and "boot wd0d:/bsd -a" in /etc/boot.conf and it is not very
helpful to have to tell /altroot/bsd to use wd0a as root everytime the box
reboots. "boot wd0d:/bsd" without the "-a" failes to load /dev/console.
Do I need a whole /dev and /lib and so on in /altroot?
So - what's the basic requirement to boot off a kernel on another
partition, but have the root point to the real root partition,
"What we have done with PCs so far is not natural" - Craig Mundie, CTO Microsoft