Subject: Re: any support for wireless cards?
To: None <>
From: Marcel <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 08/09/2007 20:03:36
Why not using a wireless ethernet bridge connected to eth0 or 1 instead of a 
wireless adapter in the Qube?
Much easier and no configuration troubles..


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Izumi Tsutsui" <>
To: <>
Cc: <>; <>; 
Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007 7:58 PM
Subject: Re: any support for wireless cards?

> wrote:
>> Last I checked attempting to boot off a slave drive using the second
>> stage didn't pass parameters in correctly (it may load the right
>> kernel, but then does the wrong thing with root).
> Well, this can be easily fixed.
> The problem is that it doesn't pass anything about boot device.
> You could specify -a flag for RB_ASKNAME on boot prompt
> with my recent patch, or we could update bootloader
> and kernel to pass whole bootpath via BTINFO_BOOTPATH.
> (sorry I only implemented functions I needed)
>> Net booting using
>> the second stage was completely non-functional.
> We already have INSTALL kernel which can be loaded by the firmware.
> If it's not enough, we could still have GENERIC_TINY or something.
> kloader(4) could also fix these problems.
> I had partially working kloader support, but I have not
> written code passing bootinfo across reboot yet..
>> I'm unhappy that those features were lost with the addition of the
>> second stage boot.  (Despite cdi@ calling it a 1st stage, the firmware
>> really is the first stage.)
> Anyway, I don't think both situations are so general
> than using wireless networks on the Cobalt Qubes
> with single disk..
> ---
> Izumi Tsutsui