Started by Atariangamer, October 18, 2011, 03:57:39 PM
Quoteso I can see how to get the base 4.2, but what about the patches?
QuoteBut then how would one go about partitioning it? I know there's an issue past 4GB or something...
QuoteAnd looking at the OPENSTEP apps directory in the archive, there seems to be next to nothing currently useful for the OS...
Quote from: Nitro on October 23, 2011, 12:36:16 PMAs far as disk partitioning goes, a live Linux CD works well to partition IDE drives for OPENSTEP.
Quote from: Nitro on October 23, 2011, 12:36:16 PMThe maximum fdisk style partition that the OPENSTEP EIDE driver will recognize is 8063 MB, which is ~8 GB. You can then slice that up into BSD partitions of up 4 GB in size. As bkmoore pointed out, 4 GB boot partitions get kind of flakey, so it's best to limit the boot partition to 2 GB in size. 4 GB partitions work fine as data-only partitions. One other quirk to mention is that OPENSTEP/Intel boot drives must have 512 byte sectors, which many drives use.
Quote from: Nitro on June 22, 2023, 12:42:13 PMI'm not an expert on this, but I believe that the OPENSTEP EIDE driver can only see the first ~8063 MB of the disk. So if there's a 2 GB Windows partition at the beginning of the disk, then that leaves ~6 GB remaining for OPENSTEP partitions. Also, the disk utilities on the OPENSTEP CD have a problem installing onto partitions that are at a large offset from the beginning of the disk. That issue was fixed in a later patch I believe. One way around this is to use a second disk for OPENSTEP if the computer supports more than one drive. I created a triple-boot setup with two drives in this thread as an example. I also created a dual-boot setup with partitioning details in this thread. Hopefully there's some information in those threads that can help you.
512(bytes) × 63(sectors) x 256(heads) × 1024(cylinders) = 8,064 MiB (8GB)512(bytes) × 63(sectors) x 256(heads) × 65536(cylinders) = 516,096 Mib (512GB)
Quote from: Nitro on June 22, 2023, 12:42:13 PMOne other thing to mention is that I had some misconceptions in the past about DOS partitions vs pure BSD style slices, so older posts of mine on the subject may not be spot-on.