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Re: Sparc bootblock

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: Sparc bootblock
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 20:13:59 +0200
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Bart Grantham <address@hidden> writes:

> Heh.  I looked into this and I'm definitely going the init-program
> route.  I don't think that there's a platform independent way of doing
> relocation and I don't really feel that it's in the spirit of OF
> anyways.  Besides, writing F-Code is mind-bending enough as it is.  :)

For loading grubof you do not need to relocate anything.

>>>- verify that the code works on PPC, and if not, try to make it work so
>>>that there's a unified bootblock [not sure if this is reasonable as I'm
>>>not as familiar with how PPC OF boots... how similiar is it to Sparc?]
>> I think this one can't be done without making the FCode grow quite
>> big.
> Perhaps.  But I'll try for it anyways because if it's possible, I'd
> like to have it as a workable alternative for PPC users who aren't
> using a filesystem their PROM understands.  For example, someone
> porting ReactOS (NTFS) or HaikuOS (BFS) to PPC.  (Hey!  Don't
> laugh... it could happen! ;) )

In that case people usually create a filesystem and put GRUB on it.


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