Subject: RE: Bootloader 'Todo' List
To: Reinoud Zandijk <email@example.com>
From: Stephen Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/19/2000 18:22:31
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> Behalf Of Reinoud Zandijk
> Sent: 19 November 2000 16:06
> To: Ben Harris
> Cc: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Bootloader 'Todo' List
> Hi Ben!,
> On Sun, 19 Nov 2000, Ben Harris wrote:
> > > Nice but its not nessisary (ahum) ... you can just load your file in
> > > BASIC with "BASIC -load file" ... that loads the text file
> just fine and
> > > then a simple `SAVE' is enough.
> > I suspect this trick may need a BASIC that supports TEXTLOAD, which I
> > believe some old versions don't. I, at least, want to be able
> to boot on
> > everything from Arthur 1.20 upwards.
> Oh ok ... i thought all BASIC versions supported that ... hmm.. guess
> not! I myself owned a Archimedes A310 with Arthur 1.20 .. but i cant
> remember if it really loaded text files as BASIC ... so i guess you are
> right :)
There's always the old *EXEC <filename> ...
> > > Hehe.... yeah ... I've patched it in now so that ELF can be
> used too for
> > > booting NetBSD/arm32 easily without much changes... It still
> boots my A4
> > > perfectly :)) allthough the program has significantly grown
> from about 14
> > > kb (?) to a 23 kb :) ... It now autodetects arm26/arm32 and calls the
> > > relevant procedures...
> > Be careful. If it gets too close to 32k it won't be able to fit in one
> > page on arm26, which will break things.
> Hmm.. yeah i realise that ... Thats why I've got some extra space now
> since i dont move down HIMEM but rised LOMEM so the variables won't get in
> the way = )