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Re: root-be-0.03.tar.gz

To: ralf@uni-koblenz.de
Subject: Re: root-be-0.03.tar.gz
From: "William J. Earl" <wje@fir.engr.sgi.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 09:43:11 -0800
Cc: Oliver Frommel <oliver@aec.at>, Mike Shaver <shaver@netscape.com>, Alex deVries <adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca>, SGI Linux <linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <19980123045725.54480@uni-koblenz.de>
References: <34C6E304.680D7541@netscape.com> <Pine.LNX.3.96.980122130326.18071A-100000@web.aec.at> <19980123045725.54480@uni-koblenz.de>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
ralf@uni-koblenz.de writes:
 > On Thu, Jan 22, 1998 at 01:04:30PM +0100, Oliver Frommel wrote:
 > 
 > > > 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?
 > 
 > Basically we could Milo for the Indy also.  Milo even has the required
 > features to be built as ECOFF executable thus supporting old machines
 > where the ARC proms can't load ELF.
 > 
 > Q: What filesystem types are supported directly by the ARC firmware in the
 > ROMs?

      In general, just bootp over Ethernet, tape files, and the volume header.
Some machines support floppy (DOS?) and CDROM (iso9660).  



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