Subject: Re: New PortMaster for NetBSD/prep
To: Jochen Kunz <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: port-prep
Date: 03/09/2006 09:49:14
On Mar 9, 2006, at 9:43 AM, Jochen Kunz wrote:

> On Thu, 09 Mar 2006 09:26:26 -0700 (MST)
> Tim Rightnour <> wrote:
>> I'm not sure what is needed for netbooting ofppc...  I'm not as
>> familiar with that port.
> OFW can load ELF images. Usually you want to use the ofppc boot  
> loader.
> You can boot the kernel directely, but you will loose the symbol table
> that way. (The symbol table is very usefull for ddb(4).) Just say  
> "boot
> net" to the OFW. It will do the usual bootp/DHCP dance and load the
> bootloader via tftp. The bootloader in turn does again bootp/DHCP,
> NFS-mounts / and loads the kernel via NFS.
> -- 

You can always embed the symbol table via SYMTAB_SPACE.