Subject: Re: bootstrap?
To: None <amiga@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Darren Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 01/10/1995 17:29:22
> Hi Darren,
> > > This just means that the AMiga boots into ADOS first.
> > > If you made a floppy with the only file on it s:startup-sequence
> > > (+ necessary libs) which contains "loadbsd -a :netbsd" then
> > > it wouldn't be far from autobooting.
> > I've seen many demo's takeover the amiga using custom bootblocks (as
> > well as many commercial games). Why isn't this done ?
> > Also, what about the Amiga 1000 where you could write a custom kickstart ?
> > Darren
> Why would you want a custom bootblock? That still requires ADOS to boot
> then load the kernal.
I thought it could be done without ADOS. Silly me huh ?
> NetBSD is effectively a kickstart file. It may be feasible to
> make the netbsd kernal look like an A3000 superkickstart file
> but why?
If you don't know the "why" to this...
Why ? Because it can be done...
Why ? Because it would be cool to do...
Why ? Because it is an Amiga and only the Amiga makes it possible :-)
If PC's can boot into netbsd without 'dos then why shouldn't we ?
Now, if it were for reasons like need to get the memory list, etc, then