Subject: Re: How to identify NetBSD ELF kernel?
To: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: Oleg Polyanski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/15/1999 01:30:44
>>>>> "JT" == Jason Thorpe writes:
The most attractive thing in GRUB is the implementation of GNU
multiboot proposal (first developed for Mach 4) that lets you to load
modules needed during kernel bootstrap, so, for example, kernel
itself may not have any compiled in file system code even for root
Proposal is here:
>> IMHO it's impractical to duplicate all features of GNU GRUB in every
>> bootloader. I mean support for 4 filesystems, filename completion,
>> forthcoming netboot support, forthcoming IsaPNP support (if I don't
>> upgrade my AWE64 before that :-))
JT> NetBSD's bootloader supports a large number of filesystems, too:
JT> FFS LFS ISO-9660 ...EXT2FS would be easy, and MSDOSFS is probably not
JT> far off.
JT> ...NetBSD already has ISAPnP support in the kernel. Why does it need to
JT> be in the bootloader?
JT> Filename completion?!
>> Can anybody give me a fresh kernel? I mean it should be compiled with the
>> latest tools and contain the Elf Note section. Sorry, I cannot afford
>> trashing my NetBSD installation right now.
JT> NetBSD kernels don't have the note sections in them. Only userland