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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Add more devices for MIPS system emulation

From: Paul Brook
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Add more devices for MIPS system emulation
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 21:44:20 +0000
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> > > That's the current state since there is no real mips firmware, but Qemu
> > > should also be able to boot from an image. E.g. Linux/MIPS on
> > > DECstations uses MSDOS disklabels.
> >
> > I don't see how providing a fake an x86 boot sector would help this.
> > Presumably the DECstation firmware just knows how to load an image from
> > disk.
> It loads a block sector list from the bootsector which points to
> the second stage bootloader.

The existing linux.bin definitely won't do what you want then.

In any case until the MIPS emulation can emulate a DECstation and we have a 
corresponding BIOS that we can distribute, your patch just breaks diskless 
MIPS emulation for no apparent benefit.


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