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Re: bootblocks

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@uni-koblenz.de>
Subject: Re: bootblocks
From: "Sergey N. Lapin" <slapin@ftp.gis.karelia.ru>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 08:54:39 +0400 (MSD)
Cc: "Houten K.H.C. van (Karel)" <K.H.C.vanHouten@research.kpn.com>, linux-mips@fnet.fr
In-reply-to: <19990929233338.C22131@uni-koblenz.de>
On Wed, 29 Sep 1999, Ralf Baechle wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 29, 1999 at 10:12:29AM +0200, Houten K.H.C. van (Karel) wrote:
> 
> > - Porting NetBSD bootblocks:
> >    + porting standalone libs to linux/mips
> >    + changing ufs code to ext2fs
> > 
> > - Porting silo (Sparc two-stage loader)
> >    + changing sparc assembler code to mips
> >    + changing sun prom calls to decstation prom calls.
> > 
> > What would be easier?
> 
> Checkout libext2fs which has everything you're going to need.  Somewhere
> on {www,ftp}.linux.sgi.com there is also a bootloader for the Visual
> Workstation which demonstrates how to use that library in the absence
> of a UNIX environment.

Thanks, but then I have a question: how a bootloading on DECstations
works? so, where do prom finds a bootblock? does it have a direct
knowledge of partitions?


Sergey

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