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Re: pushing netbsd-5 (Was: bootloader)

On Sat, 24 Jan 2009, T. Makinen wrote:

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 12:25 PM, Izumi Tsutsui 
<tsutsui%ceres.dti.ne.jp@localhost> wrote:

Note sysinst doesn't have menu items for ATARITT and FALCON kernels.
Should we have them or not?

I guess it's better to have them aboard that not :) Another issue with

        Will test build (plus with further trimmed SMALL030 (BOOT)) with
        updated sysinst kernel list before commit.

sysinst is when user wants to install sets from unmounted fs; installer by
default doesn't use -G flag when it mounts filesystem. To make it work
filesystem field must specified like "msdos -o -G" or filesystem should
be mounted before extraction of sets starts and "local filesystem" method
should be used; at least this must be documented.

        What is the difference between a Atari-Gemdos and MSDOS
        filesystem, can it *always* be reliably determined by looking at
        the MBR or similar? If so then maybe NetBSD should be handling
        that auotmatically...

Whatever we do, maybe we should keep one kernel without RELOC_KERNEL
because there's comment in atari/atari_init.c in line 151 saying that
RELOC_KERNEL does not work on all TT's.

        For now I'm inclined to say that should be SMALL030 (until we
        find someone with such a machine who is willing to test kernels
        to work out why!)

        Hmm.. what would RELOC_KERNEL do on a machine with 2MB of TTRAM?

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