Re: ForthOS installation problem

From: Antonio Maschio <>
Date: Sun Feb 20 2005 - 01:38:39 PST

Andy Valencia wrote:

> ForthOS reads the fdisk label and looks for its own partition type
> number (158) and sets the "ideoff" variable in the "drivers" vocabulary
> to the appropriate value to make block 0 be the first block of that
> partition. However, as I say in the installation document, you should
> put some known quantity there and make sure you're seeing it from within
> ForthOS before you trust it too much. Also, please make a backup, as
> even if ForthOS gets it all right, you still have at your fingertips all
> the words needed to scrag your disk beyond recovery!

Yes, backup has been done. What I wanted to know is:
1) partition may be part of an extended one or must be primary?
2) in any case, does ForthOS prevent from writing beyond the partition
limit? Excuse me for such a question, I know really nothing about how to
implement and write an OS and its interaction with partitions, so this may
sound silly.

Thank you again

Received on Sun, 20 Feb 2005 10:38:39 +0100

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