Fwd: Re: [SunRescue] Linux, SS20, partition sizes
tim_hauber at STEV.net
Fri Jan 28 10:16:22 CST 2000
>On Thu, 27 Jan 2000, James Lockwood wrote:
>> Pre-Ultra systems can't address more than 2GB of the disk in the PROM,
>> it's a limitation in the 32-bit PROM block reading interface.
>> Really old boot PROMs (1.x) can't address past 1GB.
>Now, I'm not trying to be contrary, I just want to understand this
>My company has sent out Sparc 5 systems with a 4 Gig drive with only
>one partition... Was my company just lucky that the OS fell under the
>2Gig limit? Like it works unless your unlucky enough to have the boot
>code be moved above 2Gig?
It isn't the OS that matters, it's the booter and the kernel, the kernel,
once it is running the show, can talk to the whole drive.
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