Contributed by jose on from the experimental dept.
The following diff makes the OpenBSD master boot record (MBR) able to boot BIOS (fdisk) partitions that start above the 8 GB CHS limit. It will use EDD (LBA) reads if the BIOS indicates that they are available; it will only use CHS reads if the BIOS says they not available. It is possible to override this behaviour, and force CHS reads, by holding down the Shift key as the MBR starts.Let's see if this works for people.
UPDATE: After discussions with several developers, this story is misleading. This is only partial support for the requirements to boot on partitions over 8GB in. You can get more info in a recently updated FAQ entry from Tom and Nick.
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