Subject: Re: Booting MacPPC / Boot Floppy
To: Robert Leenheer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 09/17/1999 18:33:29
On Fri, 17 Sep 1999, Robert Leenheer wrote:
> I know that's the way linuxPPC works. Under MacOS, you just copy a file
> to a blank floppy and then boot it from OF. What I don't know is the
> exact format of the file that's copied onto the floppy.
It's an xcoff executable which loads a kernel with a memory disk.
NetBSD decided to not go this route initially as we wanted the kernel to
be booted off of a filesystem we could mount as root. There is no port of
an HFS filesystem to NetBSD at the moment. :-(