Martin> I mean the download you get directed to when "just" (sorry to
Martin> sound so simplistic) downloading plan9 at the default links
Martin> ("Download the Distribution"). This is in contrast to the
Martin> daily build (in additonal downloads the "Sources Snapshot")
Martin> that is also advertised at the Bell Labs download site.
Martin> Hope that clarifies stuff!
It does; thanks !
Martin> I had assumed you failed with one of the snapshots. The
Martin> standard works fine for my TNT2. However I also tried with a
Martin> ATI Mach64: fine during installation, but after first "real"
Martin> boot, it just produces rubbish. Didn't pursue that as my TNT2
Martin> works fine. Except on a motherboard that has an onboard Intel
I believe I used the "standard" one. I'll try the snapshot later this
Martin> As an aside - great work you did on the mbr testing. I'll
Martin> follow up on that another time. It *** s me as well and I
Martin> want to do more testing there myself. Strange thing too, that
Martin> (like with my Mach64) the install situation is not quite the
Martin> same as the HDD full boot situation. Or whatever you want to
Martin> call that ...
It's likely a matter of different kernels and aux/vga on the install
floppy versus the main system.
I'd like to fix the floppy if I get the time. I would need to test on
both large (LBA) and older smaller drives, and I would need to
investigate how to detect what MBR to put on in each case (presuming
that one needs different ones). I won't be able to fiddle with that
for a bit however.