Subject: Re: kernel & libkvm [was IIci success]
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Leo Weppelman <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/12/1996 11:13:46
In <199601112148.QAA19505@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU> der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU> writes:

>> Think about the completely nasty hacks that would be required to do
>> _either_, and also realize that you can't even _do_ the former
>> reliably (because the kernel may not exist on any disk you have
>> access to!).

>Well, if you can't do (1), then you can't do (2) either without
>cooperation from the bootblocks.  Are there any ports left without
>working NetBSD bootblocks?
Yes. The atari-port currently, although this is going to change in the
near future. This is not the only problem. On the atari (and probably
others), it's possible to boot the kernel using the 'native' OS. This
is one of the cases in which is is (nearly) impossible to find the
original image of the kernel.