Subject: Re: MH's bootblock setup on stock A3000
To: None <amiga@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael L. Hitch <>
List: amiga
Date: 11/28/1995 11:02:31
On Nov 28, 11:36am, Rob Healey wrote:
> 	While I was able to solve the problem via AMIX's rdb command most
> 	people never had AMIX...

  There's also RDPrep available which may allow you to do some of this,
although I don't remember being able to set the custom boot code.  You
would probably have to use both RDPrep and HDToolBox to set things up.
Or, you could use my handy-dandy RDB Editor, which I use to make minor
changes to the RDB blocks (it won't create or delete partitions or
filesystems, but it makes tweaking the partititon information a little
easier - for me anyway).

> 	Any ideas on what I did wrong?

  I can't think of anything - I'll have to fire up HDToolBox next time
I'm in AmigaDOS and take a look.

> 	BIIIIGGG kudo's to Michael on this work! Any chance the bootblock.bin
> 	file can be made to assemble under NetBSD so we can ditch dependance
> 	on ADOS once and for all? We'd also need to write a program like
> 	AMIX's rdb so we could partition and set RDB flags as well.

  I don't know how to make gcc generate pc-relative code and base register
relative data on NetBSD.  I use SAS/C because it's very easy to do that.

> 	Does bootblock.bin need BFFSFileSystem to be laying around or
> 	can it grok the BSD filesystem on it's own?

  The bootblock loader is completely self-contained - and the filesystem
handling code is rather gross at the moment.


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