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Re: /boot/loader question

From: walt <wa1ter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2004 09:26:45 -0800

Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:

i had a look at loader, and it seemed to me that there is logic for extended slices...

There must be -- when I do lsdev from the loader prompt I see an ext2 partition on extended slice 7, but not the one right next to it on 6, and not the DFly slice on 8, which is strange.

I've been trying to compile loader with DEBUG -- just plain DEBUG
seems to do nothing, but BOOT_BIOSDISK_DEBUG does produce thousands
of lines of debugging info which whizzes past too fast for me to
read it.

When I do lsdev at the loader prompt I once again get more info
than I can read, but I do get one interesting line I can see:
bd_checkextended: no magic in extended table
and then it lists some but not all of the extended partitions
as I said above.

I'll see if I can make any sense out of that message by poking
thru the code later today.

Thanks for your help!

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