DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2009-01
Re: Packet mode for boot0/mbr
Matthew Dillon wrote:
:I'd like to switch on packet mode per default for boot0 and mbr. Please =
:raise objections soon.
After the release? Changing the packet mode default would almost
certainly cause some machines to fail to boot even if it allows
other machines to boot that couldn't boot before.
I think the hard drive size limitation is around 8GB for CHS. Any larger
drive will have to use packet mode anyways. The problem is that even for
smaller drives/reads below 8GB if OS and BIOS don't agree on CHS, booting
won't work. Packet mode is really a stone old interface by now.
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