Subject: Re: Adding cd9660 support to the i386/amd64 BIOS bootloader
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bang Jun-Young <junyoung@NetBSD.org>
Date: 06/22/2005 02:40:38
Jason Thorpe wrote:
> On Jun 21, 2005, at 8:26 AM, Bang Jun-Young wrote:
> > Even if it is, we still have nothing to lose, because there's no
> > platform
> > that have cd9660 support in their bootloaders. When it becomes a real
> > problem, we can easily fix it.
> You are gravely mistaken:
Aargh, I misthought there were no cd9660-capable bootloaders in the tree
from http://www.netbsd.org/contrib/projects.html#bootloader :
"Create a BSD-licensed bootloader for CDROM/DVDs that does not use the
El Torito boot extension, for integration into NetBSD and creation of
bootable Live- and Install-CDs. This could happen in cooperation with
the g4u Open Source project."
What he (Martin?) is explaining above is not clear to me if there are
already "BSD-licensed bootloaders for CDROM/DVDs that do not use the El
Torito boot extension" available for many other platforms than i386/amd64.
Does he just tell about i386/amd64 one?
> These bootloaders have worked for years. Sounds to me like you need
> to figure out some other way to fix the problem on i386.
I'll look into the sources.