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Re: root-be-0.03.tar.gz

To: Oliver Frommel <oliver@aec.at>
Subject: Re: root-be-0.03.tar.gz
From: "William J. Earl" <wje@fir.engr.sgi.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 10:18:56 -0800
Cc: Mike Shaver <shaver@netscape.com>, Alex deVries <adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca>, SGI Linux <linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>
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Oliver Frommel writes:
 > > 
 > > Could we not modify sash to know about ext2?
 > > I thought I read somewhere that we could get sash sources/info, which
 > > would help a lot.
 > > 
 > 
 > sash is located in the volumen header afaik(?)
 > wouldn't it be possible to replace sash by another (possibly free) 
 > bootloader?

     Yes, you can easily replace sash, and the replacement need not even
be called sash, since you can 

        setenv -p OSLoader xyz

to change the name the PROM will use for the boot loader to "xyz".  The
IRIX tool for updating the volume header is dvhtool.


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