Subject: Re: Visiting London
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steve Woodford <email@example.com>
Date: 11/14/2006 08:07:47
On Tuesday 14 November 2006 07:35, Chris Pinnock wrote:
> > http://www.shopping.com/xPF-157800-B21
> 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
> 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.