Subject: Re: Need help with a port-prep FAQ
To: None <>
From: Izumi Tsutsui <>
List: port-prep
Date: 03/26/2006 01:05:07
In article <> wrote:

> Just as an FYI, here is my current TODO list:
> Get sysinst working.

Maybe we have to add some MD stuff to create fdisk partition
of the native OS which firmware can recognize, but I wonder
how it can be implemented.
(FYI ARCBIOS on arc machines require FAT partition to load bootloader)

> Clean up old cruft in the bootloader to try and make it smaller.

VGA stuff in bootloader contains many unneeded and ugly stuff
and need to be cleaned up.
(sys/dev/ic/vga_subr.c:vga_reset() could help?)

> Cut down the size of the INSTALL kernel so it fits on one floppy again.

It's better to pull standalone wdc(4) driver from cobalt port?
(BTW, anyone has standalone siop(4) driver?)

> Test installation out, make sure it all works nicely.

Hmm, if no one has tested 7248, I'll dig up mine from my closet.
Izumi Tsutsui