Subject: Re: Are PC164 based alphas supported?
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Andrew Gallatin <>
List: port-alpha
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
 > problems.)

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?