Hammer bootloader

Matthew Dillon dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Mon Aug 25 10:23:29 PDT 2008

:No it does not -- it reserves the storage "somewhere at the beginning", 
:but the first sectors are used by the superblock.  Anyways, I think btx 
:is the problem, or something close.
:   simon

    Yah.  HAMMER is not designed for partitions which overlap the boot
    blocks, which is how normal 32 bit disklabels work (when ad0s1a
    starts at sector 0 instead of sector 16).

    64 bit disklabels are different.  The partitions are out-of-band.

    I really think the best way to deal with it is to have a separate
    /boot partition which has the loader, kernel, and modules and anything
    else the loader needs.

    The bigger issue is making the boot code directly support 64 bit
    disklabels or GPT.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at backplane.com>

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