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Re: MIPS Kernel size

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: MIPS Kernel size
From: Thiemo Seufer <ica2_ts@csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 21:07:42 +0100
Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>, Karsten Merker <karsten@excalibur.cologne.de>, Linux/MIPS Development <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
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Ralf Baechle wrote:
> 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

AFAIK it also boots such a kernel from a NFS(!) export.

> 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.


Thiemo

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