Subject: Alpha vs. i386 FFS
To: port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG <port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael Vanloon (Exchange) <mvanloon@wspu.MICROSOFT.com>
Date: 12/18/1995 14:42:18
Is the Alpha FFS format compatible with the i386 format? Specifically, is
the endieness the same, and do the 64-bit/32-bit pointers make a difference?
I. e. if I wanted to build a filesystem to set up a NetBSD/Alpha machine,
could I do it successfully on a NetBSD/i386 machine and just move the drive
over? (I don't have OSF/1 for the machine -- it came with Windows NT.)
I guess getting the right boot blocks on the disk could be tricky.
Michael L. VanLoon
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