Subject: Re: MacOS Installer for NetBSD?
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: port-macppc
Date: 12/22/2000 12:34:57
On Fri, 22 Dec 2000, Martin Husemann wrote:

: > Perhaps a tool for setting up OF from macos beyond what system disk does
: > would be of use.
: We need a bootloader from MacOS, that boots a kernel with the "usual" ramdisk
: image starting sysinst.

Now, a host-OS *booter* is very different from a host-OS *installer* -- such
a booter would be perfectly welcome, even in the NetBSD distribution tree!

All of amiga, i386, and mac68k have such booters to allow bootstrapping a
kernel (possibly with sysinst) from the OS's that typically ship with these
platforms.  mac68k currently requires use of such a booter, though, which is
an unfortunate temporary situation....

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