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Re: DECStation Linux native partition format ?

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Subject: Re: DECStation Linux native partition format ?
From: Mat Kovach <mkovach@mkovach.nacs.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 07:25:39 -0500
In-reply-to: <199903151059.LAA09756@sparta.research.kpn.com>; from Houten K.H.C. van (Karel) on Mon, Mar 15, 1999 at 11:59:36AM +0100
References: <199903151059.LAA09756@sparta.research.kpn.com>
On Mon, Mar 15, 1999 at 11:59:36AM +0100, Houten K.H.C. van (Karel) wrote:
: 
: Hi fellow DECStation hackers,
: 
: I was thinking about trying to get a disk bootloader for DECStation Linux.
: But before we can try to get that running, we have to decide what type
: of partition table we want to use (the bootloader must fit together with
: the partition table in the first sectors).
: 
: The 'native' format for a DECStation is ULTRIX, but that might not be
: available for all hackers. NetBSD might be an alternative, but we
: would have to write the fdisk utility for that format. Last of all,
: we could use the MSDOS/PC format, which works, but is not as flexible
: as the other ones.
: 

I think a MSDOS/PC format be a good choice for the initial design.  While
it does not have the flexability, it should have a short development time 
(?, I have look into booting yet myself).  It might not be the final solution, 
but could be a step towards a final solution.

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Mat Kovach                                            mkovach@mkovach.nacs.net
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