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Re: /boot/loader question

From: "Simon 'corecode' Schubert" <corecode@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 03:31:47 +0100

On Monday, 6. December 2004 02:12, walt wrote:
> > i had a look at loader, and it seemed to me that there is logic for
> > extended slices...
> When you asked for volunteers to patch loader I started looking at the code
> also -- and I'm still looking ;o)  Can you point out for me which file(s)
> contain the relevant code?

have a look at src/sys/boot/i386/libi386/biosdisk.c; bd_opendisk seems to do 
the major work. maybe you'll notice something if you compile boot with 

> > could you please post your fdisk output for the original
> > dfly-in-extended slice setup? i suspect the new FAT32 extended slice ids
> > not working correctly.
> Note that partition 4 is *not* (of course) the logical partition I referred
> to earlier -- it is my gcc34 install of DFly which boots perfectly.  My
> logical partition containing DFly is ad1s8 which I can mount okay but can't
> boot from.

now that seems okay. i should extend fdisk to also show extended slice 


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