Subject: Re: Visiting London
To: None <>
From: Steve Woodford <>
List: regional-london
Date: 11/14/2006 08:07:47
On Tuesday 14 November 2006 07:35, Chris Pinnock wrote:

> >
> Blimey - brings back memories. Remember him doing that work. Seems the
> T1500 comes up in protected mode rather than real, so a shim was added
> to the front of the kernel.

Correct, and it was a pain in the rear to debug since the console comes 
up in graphics mode instead of plain old text mode.

> Also there was a limit on the size of the 
> kernel one could netboot.

ISTR it being something like 2MB, which is probably not sufficient these 
days. ;-)

> Someone needs to write the T1500 boot loader 
> that can load any kernel.

I had a stab at it, to the point where I had a standalone PIO-mode driver 
for the Tulip Ethernet controller. Not sure if I still have the code 
around since I no longer use the T1500. If anyone wants it, speak up.

Cheers, Steve