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Re: DECstation bootloader

To: linux-mips@fnet.fr
Subject: Re: DECstation bootloader
From: K.H.C.vanHouten@research.kpn.com (Karel van Houten)
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 12:11:54 +0100 (MET)
Cc: K.H.C.vanHouten@research.kpn.com (Houten K.H.C. van )
In-reply-to: <XFMail.990320120223.Harald.Koerfgen@home.ivm.de>
Hi Harald,

You wrote:
> ... 
> Have you been using NetBSD and can it be that NetBSD stores partition
> information in sector 0?
> 
> If so, then NetBSD is on the wrong track because sector 0 belongs to the
> PROM. Period.
> 

What partition table format leaves sector 0 for the PROM? As far as I know
MSDOS, NetBSD, SUN, all use the first sector for partition info.

If we really need the whole first sector for the bootloader, we have to
create a new partition table format, which I would not like.

Regards,

-- 
Karel van Houten

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The box said "Requires Windows 95 or better."
I can't understand why it won't work on my Linux computer. 
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