Subject: Re: "helper kernels" that can load GENERIC, etc.
To: Andrew Gillham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 03/14/2000 11:54:27
>> NetBSD/mmeye has been doing this. It has helper kernel in the
>> on-board flashmemory, and it enables pcmcia slot, mounts ATA card,
>> and boots (real) kernel on ATA card.
>Is this something that can be done generally, or is it a sh3 only thing?
>I'm thinking this would be quite useful.
I think it really depends on what kind of boot device for helper
kernel (flashmemory, for instance) you have, what kind of boot
procedure you would like to run, and what kind of devices you
need to initialize to pull the real kernel.
for mmEye it worked well enough (folks at brains.co.jp did it, not me)