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arcboot initrd+iso9660+shell patch

To: "linux-mips" <>
Subject: arcboot initrd+iso9660+shell patch
From: "Kaj-Michael Lang" <>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 19:47:53 +0200
Original-recipient: rfc822;

The patch is kinda large so I won't send it to the list, unless
it's ok? It is about 73k.

The patch does:
- Add initrd support (arcboot.conf: initrd=/ramdisk.gz)
- Add interactive/shell mode
  - Load kernel
  - Load ramdisk
  - Edit kernel cmdline arguments
  - ls
  - help for list of commands
- Add working iso9660 support
- Unfinished romfs support
- It's probably a mess
- Probably has many bugs here and there
- To start interactive mode boot with -i as parameter:
  "arcboot -i"
- Tested on IP32 only (and patch changes default to IP32 :)

A binary for IP32 is also available:


Kaj-Michael Lang ,

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