Subject: Re: bootstrap?
To: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
From: None <>
List: amiga
Date: 01/10/1995 19:09:39
> A very preliminary alpha version of Lilo for Amiga Linux/68k is available

Eh, sorry... the Amiga is not a PC, we don't need a second "bootmanager",
we already have one! If you want a partition to autoboot, you set the flag,
and you set the priority according to your needs. If you want to override
the default partition, you go into the bootmenu and select the partition
you want to boot from.

There's no good reason to reinvent the wheel here, even if it may
sound tempting to reuse existing lilo-code..

>    - AmigaOS loads the boot block


>    - the boot block loads a loader (AmigaOS executable residing on a
>      Linux/68k partition)

Should probably be more generic, not OS-related.

>    - the loader asks which OS to boot

NOT. The loader boots the kernel from the partition the user has chosen
to boot from. For special cases, where you want to boot using certain
flags, or different images, you use loadbsd like you did before. Autoboot
a normal configuration, boot using some monitor-program (whether that resides
in a PROM or runs under a different OS is a minor difference) if you want
to override the default.

So, no I don't think your approach sounds appropriate for the amiga,
sorry :-)

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