[LinuxBIOS] FILO issues

Ward Vandewege ward at gnu.org
Sat Apr 7 16:42:22 CEST 2007

On Sat, Apr 07, 2007 at 06:04:39AM +0200, Peter Stuge wrote:
> FILO trunk can't boot from hdb, with or without my patch. Has anyone
> ever been able to boot a kernel from a slave device?

No, that's the same behaviour I've seen. Afaik, filo can only boot from the
'first' device.

> In blockdev.c unsigned long is used for the sector, this will
> overflow when a kernel is beyond 2TB on a drive. The IDE driver
> users sector_t which is typedef:ed to uint64_t or unsigned long long.
> Maybe GRUB2 will be here before this becomes a problem.

Yeah. Grub2 support for LB would be awesome. Do we know yet if there are any
takers for the GSOC projects?


Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator

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