Subject: Re: Where/how is rootvp set in kernel initialisation?
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/21/2000 14:24:45
On Thu, Sep 21, 2000 at 08:56:48PM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:

 > > The "Install from MacOS" tools should really die, actually.
 > I dare to differ - to some degree, or maybe I misunderstood this (not knowing
 > mac86k).
 > I'd actually like to see some kind of bootstrap loader from MacOS (for macppc
 > too), but to the extend of something like "dosboot" on the i386. Actual
 > installation, of course, should be done by sysinst from the ramdisk in the
 > kernel loaded by this tool.

MacOS booter is fine, MacOS installer is not.  It makes the port alien and
lacking in features.
        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>