Izumi Tsutsui <tsutsui%ceres.dti.ne.jp@localhost> writes: > gdt@ wrote: > >> I have a NetBSD-6 system with a P2020 (evbpcc architecture, but a custom >> board), and because U-Boot doesn't grok ffs or bsd disklabels, it would >> be convenient to run the system with an ext2fs root. > > Isn't it enought to have small ext2fs (or FAT) partition to put > a kernel (or native bootloader) to be loaded by U-Boot > and have FFS root file system that can be recognized by the kernel? > arc and cobalt (and some evbarm boards) use such strategy. Apparently most of U-Boot deals with disklabels, but parts of the custom U-Boot doesn't. But as I understand it you are right in general. >> Have people run systems with ext2fs as the root fs? On big-endian >> machines, and ppc? How did it work? > > It's better to file a PR how it did NOT work, > otherwise the answer was "it should work." Sure, but I was trying to ask if people had really pushed on ext2fs/root and been happy. > I had checked ext2fs on sgimips and root on ext2fs on i386, > but not BE + rootfs. Thanks. I think so far it's working. I'll try to post a followup in a month or so.
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