Subject: Re: Are PC164 based alphas supported?
To: Curt Sampson <email@example.com>
From: Andrew Gallatin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/06/1997 19:15:23
Curt Sampson writes:
> On Wed, 6 Aug 1997, Andrew Gallatin wrote:
> > It seems like the "right" thing to do might be to modify NetBSD so as
> > to be bootable by the linux bootloaders. This idea has been tossed
> > around before.. Aside from philisophical objections, it would be a lot
> > of hard work. Nobody's volunteered yet.
> It's not just the bootloaders, it's the missing DU PALcode. (Linux
> supplies its own PALcode, which of course creates its own set of
Thanks for pointing that out... It was actually the PALcode
differences between what linux uses & what's needed by NetBSD that I
had in mind.
I've gotten the impression that the linux palcode provides a subset of
the functionality of the DU palcode, and that the problem w/using the
linux bootloader/palcode is that NetBSD currently makes use of some of
the functionality that's only in the DU palcode. Is that right?