Subject: Re: Using Etherboot ELF/FreeBSD loader to netboot ELF/NetBSD
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/27/2003 21:19:34
> looks there is no such section in kernel binary (there is in regular
> userland binaries).
> now compiling test kernel with options REALBASEMEM/REALEXTMEM hardwired to
> see if other things are different too.
works just doesn't have any bootinfo.

i can

a) fix NetBSD kernel to detect that it's etherboot params (it will
know that it's etherboot when extmem==0) - stupid solution i think
b) fix etherboot to be compilable to load NetBSD kernels, or FreeBSD but
not both! (no way to autodetect)

c) agree about adding some standard mark to NetBSD kernels so it can be
detected if it's NetBSD or FreeBSD. then i can add support for etherboot.

i will be happy with C - so NetBSD will be bootable with etherboot "out of
the box"

no more grub!!!! brr...