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Re: [PATCH] a.out kernel loader

From: Bean
Subject: Re: [PATCH] a.out kernel loader
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 11:12:51 +0800

On Feb 1, 2008 9:46 AM, walt <address@hidden> wrote:
> Bean wrote:
> > On Jan 30, 2008 8:24 PM, walt<address@hidden>  wrote:
> >> Sorry, I gave you incomplete information.  I can use 'multiboot' to load
> >> the netbsd from any kind of fs, but it makes no difference:  'boot' then
> >> causes the machine to reboot instantly.  The same applies to aout:  I
> >> can aout load from any fs, but then 'boot' make the machine hang.  The
> >> type of fs makes no difference.
> >>
> >> I can still 'chainload +1' or 'linux' successfully.
> >>
> >> All of the above applies to the latest grub2 from cvs with your most
> >> recent ufs and aout patches applied.
> >
> > in this case, the ufs driver should be ok.
> >
> > btw, do you remember to apply the multiboot patch ? you can also make
> > a qemu image for me to test.
> Aha!  I forgot the multiboot patch :o(  Now I can multiboot netbsd from
> any filesystem and it 'just works'.  Most excellent, thank you!
> Sadly, 'aout /boot/loader' still hangs when I type 'boot'.  The loader
> is obviously probing the floppy drive because I can hear it seeking just
> like it does when the machine reboots.  This is not what happens when
> /boot/loader is working normally -- it should immediately load the kernel
> from the hard disk with no additional hardware probing.
> Let me know if I can give you any more info.

i see, perhaps i need to set %dl properly before jumping to the code.


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