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. Cheers, A.