Subject: Re: boot again
To: Andy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
Date: 02/25/2000 21:30:58
On Thu, 24 Feb 2000, Andy wrote:
> Would someone in the know be so kind to answer the following:
> with OF version >=2.4 there's no need for a bootxx program - ofwboot.elf
> can be read by the OF directly. True ? False?
AFAIK false. 2.4 doesn't support elf. 3.X does, but not 2.X.
> If true: How is it done?
> Is it done thru the same mechanism as with bootxx - i.e an apple partition
> map is written to disk telling OF where the boot code ( in this case
> ofwboot.elf) is ?
Nope. What installboot does with bootxx and n applepartition map is a
hack. :-) We won't be teaching other machines how to do it. :-)