Subject: Re: which kernel booted?
To: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/24/2002 15:32:58
On Thu, 24 Jan 2002, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 10:48:27AM -0800, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> > To the extent our boot methods match standard URI types (file:, ftp:,
> > etc.) we should use the standard format. For other formats, we should make
> > up URI formats (like macosfile: for mac68k where the kernel is loaded off
> > of a MacOS file system).
> Eww. Would hfs: not suffice?

I had in mind that macosfile: would start with the volume name. So it's a
file: directive but in the namespace that MacOS uses. As MacOS X shows,
you can have ufs partitions in there(*).

(*)I realize we won't be booting mac68k from a machine running MacOS X.

Take care,