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Re: GRUB_MOD_GAP for non-ieee1275 ELF platforms

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: GRUB_MOD_GAP for non-ieee1275 ELF platforms
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 23:26:28 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 05:15:03PM -0500, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-01-30 at 23:03 +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 30, 2008 at 04:42:25PM -0500, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> > > 
> > > I assume that if the result of grub-mkimage is a valid ELF file, like
> > > kernel.elf, "CLAIM failed" would not happen.
> > 
> > But you don't have to assume.  Did you try booting kernel.elf directly?
> Yes.  It was fine.  No "CLAIM failed".
> The only problem is that is was useless because it could not load any
> module without "apple" and "hfs".
> I only said "I assume" because there is a subtle difference between a
> "valid ELF file" and "indistinguishable for kernel.elf".  It should be
> valid and acceptable to the OpenFirmware, and the later is a black box
> to me.

Uhm.. I wonder what'd happen if you pre-link all the stuff into kernel.elf.

Robert Millan

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