[haiku-development] Re: haiku_loader never appears on my screen (resolved)

  • From: André Braga <meianoite@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 21:02:34 -0300

On 27 May 2011 20:30, Starsseed <starsseed@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi
> Since LBA is a sector_adress, the code can handle 512*4GiB = 2TiB
> (vs 8GiB for 24bits CHS based adresses)
> Also, standard MBRs anly store 32 bits values for LBA adresses, so boot
> loaders
> don't need to handle 48 bits adresses.

Hm, true. Forgot about that. GPT LBAs are 64-bit, though, so I still
need 64-bit addressing :)

> From: "Fredrik Holmqvist" <fredrik.holmqvist@xxxxxxxxx>
> So far, the greatest part of the PC that I tested did not boot the
> "anyboot-image".
> So it's critical to me.
> we could merge the patch in the trunk, and wait as late as possible to see
> if it should
> be merged in the Alpha 3 branch ?

+1 for the short term, as there are plenty of people for whom anyboot
simply does not work; after alpha3 I'd like to see if anyboot can
incorporate the hybrid GPT/MBR loader, with whatever fixed your boot,
if possible.


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