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Re: Multiboot header license change
On Mon, 30 Nov 2009, Andrew Smallshaw wrote:
On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 08:56:46PM -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
Just to be crystal-clear about this, the NetBSD bootblocks and kernel
contain a complete Multiboot implementation which has never had any GPL
code in it.
Sorry, I'm a bit tardy responding to this - I don't keep as close
an eye on this list as I might. Does this mean GRUB can be dropped
in in place of the NetBSD bootlocks and it should work?
I'm thinking that provides a fresh workaround for the long-standing
bug on VIA ITX systems. The old advice (use an old bootloader) is
getting trickier a it gets more and more outdated. I know I had
plenty of issues getting this 5.0 system installed - from memory I
needed the bootblocks from 1.6 and the installer from 4.0 to install
dsl@ has just committed a fix for this. I aim to test a backport soon.
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