Subject: Re: booting from an alternate partition?
To: David Laight <>
From: Markus Illenseer <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/14/2002 22:57:54
> Well the netbsd bootloader (the one that counts down from 5)
> could read a command from a file when the timeout expires.
> After all it knows how to access the root directory.

 Well, it can read the kernel from FFS. Would it be possible to change the
loader to load the kernel from other partitions and other file systems?
I.e. CD9660?

 I am not sure how the "read a command" would help? This command, where is
it? And what can the command do w/o a kernel?

Markus Illenseer