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Re: MIPS Kernel size

To: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Subject: Re: MIPS Kernel size
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 20:59:37 +0100
Cc: Karsten Merker <karsten@excalibur.cologne.de>, Linux/MIPS Development <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
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On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 08:50:38PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:

> > That would be possible - but would still leave all the other limitations
> > of the original firmware such as not supporting netboots.  Peter Horten
> > seem to have worked on something better.
> 
> Unles the second stage booter supports netboots. I don't know anything about
> the Cobalt firmware, but just using it to load something like uBoot should be
> possible, right?

Oh, it boots everything as long as it's a compress ELF executable named
/vmlinux.gz on a PC-style partitioned disk with an ext2 filesystem
(must be revision 0!) on it's first partition or it uploaded with cu(1)'s
send file command at 115200bps, 8N1.  No luxury, whistles or bells at
all.

  Ralf

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