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To: Thomas Bogendoerfer <tsbogend@alpha.franken.de>
Subject: Re: root-be-0.03.tar.gz
From: ralf@mailhost.uni-koblenz.de
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 14:16:27 +0100
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: <19980123232420.65169@alpha.franken.de>; from Thomas Bogendoerfer on Fri, Jan 23, 1998 at 11:24:20PM +0100
References: <34C6E304.680D7541@netscape.com> <Pine.LNX.3.96.980122130326.18071A-100000@web.aec.at> <19980123045725.54480@uni-koblenz.de> <19980123232420.65169@alpha.franken.de>
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On Fri, Jan 23, 1998 at 11:24:20PM +0100, Thomas Bogendoerfer wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 23, 1998 at 04:57:25AM +0100, ralf@uni-koblenz.de wrote:
> > Q: What filesystem types are supported directly by the ARC firmware in the
> > ROMs?
> 
> is there a way to do a raw disk access via ARC firmware ? Mabye we could
> use some bits from SILO (Sparc Linux Loader) and get ext2fs access this
> way. 

That´s one way.  Another would be to do it like the Alpha Milo.

Raw access should work by accessing something like
scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(0) or so.  Milo should actually already
provide all the framework required for easy implementation of ext2fs
access.

   Ralf

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