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Re: /boot/loader question

From: "Simon 'corecode' Schubert" <corecode@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 01:25:16 +0100

On Wednesday, 1. December 2004 20:11, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :> My question:  is there any inherent limitation in /boot/loader
> :> which would prevent loading the kernel from a logical partition?
> :yes: loader doesn't contain the needed logic to find and use a
> : non-primary= =20
> :slice. can you try manually setting the boot device in loader to the
> : right= =20
> :device? if that doesn't work, somebody needs to hack loader to support it
> : (= or=20
> :not)
>     /boot/loader itself does not have any size limitations so the support
>     can be added if someone would like to make a project out of it.  It's
>     basically adding an ability to recurse through slices marked as
> extended partitions, yah?

yea, that's about it. and it shouldn't be that hard i think. who steps up? :)


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