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.