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Re: [Fwd: Bug#532202: grub-pc: behaves strange in virtualbox with a disk
Re: [Fwd: Bug#532202: grub-pc: behaves strange in virtualbox with a disk > 2 TB]
Sat, 25 Jul 2009 18:33:36 +0200
On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 01:57:45PM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> This is most probably a bug of the BIOS. I had pushed to bochs' BIOS
> a patch to implement LBA48 so as to overcome the LBA28 limitation
> (2^28*512 = 128GB), but it still has a 2^32 sectors limitation as all
> computations are done with 32bit integers, that's 2TB...
Actually, I fixed that a while ago. Recent bochsbios should support 48-bit
But not all proprietary BIOSes do, of course.
The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."