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Re: Contribution: a file loading module

From: Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: Contribution: a file loading module
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2011 12:36:25 +0200
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On 24.06.2011 11:33, Pierre-Nicolas Clauss wrote:
> 2011/6/24 Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko <address@hidden>:
>> On 23.06.2011 23:45, Pierre-Nicolas Clauss wrote:
>>>> You need to just add a small header to make this kernel
>>>> multiboot-compliant (read multiboot header and multiboot kludge)
>>> I know, but I have to give up my chainloader if I want to use a
>>> multiboot kernel.
>> Why? Multiboot specification specifically allows the files to be
>> multi-standard (an example is netbsd). You can add the header anywhere
>> in the first 8K and this shouldn't affect your own protocol.
> Are you saying that :
> kernel /my_multiboot_kernel
> chainloader /my_chainloader
> boot
> will load the kernel as per the multiboot header and then call the 
> chainloader ?
> does grub guarantee that the kernel will be kept in memory ?
No, I'm saying that multiboot and another protocol are not mutually
exclusive. (and grub2 has no "kernel" command)
> Regards,

Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko

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