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Re: aboot size limitation in Woody

On Mon, Jul 12, 2004 at 07:14:19AM -0700, Bob Lindell wrote:
> I have a PC164 running Woody and booting off an IDE disk connected to 
> the motherboard IDE controller.  I had a 20GB partition for the root 
> filesystem.  There seems to be a size limitation in aboot when reading 
> into large partitions.  I tried both the default aboot from Woody and I 
> even installed the bootlx file from unstable onto the front of the disk 
> to see if it would solve the problem.  It did not.  In both cases, I 
> could get aboot to fail to read either the /etc/aboot.conf file or the 
> kernel images if they were too far into the 20GB partition.  The 
> Changelog seems to imply that the size limitations of aboot have been 
> fixed to support larger partitions for DVD images.

To my knowledge, the only changes made in order to handle DVD images were
compile options that only affected non-alpha systems.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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