Subject: Re: arc bootloader (Re: Just Checking )
To: Izumi Tsutsui <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 07/05/2001 10:51:11
On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 08:31:25PM +0900, Izumi Tsutsui wrote:
> > Many Jazz based bioses have issues with accessing the raw device.
> > However, they can't be too bad or ARCINST.EXE wouldn't work.
> BTW, I guess we have to have at least one FAT partition
> on the boot disk to load primary bootloader, right?
> (i.e. ARC BIOS can load programs only from FAT?)
> Then the bootloader should recognize fdisk partition, too..
Yes, well, rdisk() as well.
For real disk devices, the device name would look like this:
Now, the question is: Do you open scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0) or
scsi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)? I assume the bootloader
would actually open the former, and would then do the partition
translation on its own?
Izumi -- could you send me your code? I'd like to help out with this.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>