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Recently I improved two for secondary boot loaders.
1) Merge netboot
I merged netboot and boot finally. Now netboot and boot are very
similar and the only difference is the default kernel which loads.
Both of netboot and boot can load a local kernel and can load a
For example, you can select "boot sd0a:netbsd" or "boot nfs:netbsd"
(of course it is necessary to set up network boot environment) on
single /boot which booted from sd0.
2) SCSI host adaptor support
I added SCSI host adaptor selector to "boot" command of /boot.
By this function, /boot which booted from non-SCSI (in other words,
floppy) can load SCSI kernel.
For example, you can select
"boot fd0a:netbsd" (load from fd0) or
"boot spc0@cd6a:netbsd" (load from internal SCSI ID=6 CD) or
"boot nfs:netbsd" (load via network)
on single /boot which booted from fd0.
The host adaptor is set when booted from SCSI. In this case you
can omit the host adaptor. For example,
"boot cd6a:netbsd" (load from internal SCSI ID=6 CD) or
"boot sd0a:netbsd" (load from internal SCSI ID=0 HD)
on /boot which booted from internal SCSI sd0.
Note: By IOCS limitation, it cannot load kernel from a device of the
host adaptor which different from the host adaptor which booted from.
Please contact me (here) if you have any problem.
Thank you and have fun.
Tetsuya Isaki <isaki%pastel-flower.jp@localhost / isaki%NetBSD.org@localhost>
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