Subject: Re: Prep bootloader
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jochen Kunz <email@example.com>
Date: 03/08/2006 09:52:28
On Tue, 07 Mar 2006 23:04:12 -0700 (MST)
Tim Rightnour <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> We can essentially ship a script which will generate a
> bootimage from /netbsd, and write it out to the root drive.
What about a bootloader that reads /netbsd out of the root file system?
This would avoid the partition table fsck entirely.
> if we fix the booted-device stuff so the machine knows where it was
> booted from
Oh, yes, that would be great. How does the firmware tell the kernel
about the boot device? IIRC I didn't find that in the residual data.