Subject: Re: Using Etherboot ELF/FreeBSD loader to netboot ELF/NetBSD
To: Wojciech Puchar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Pavel Cahyna <email@example.com>
Date: 02/28/2003 13:58:26
> > What's wrong with grub? I find it nice. Not tried it with NetBSD, but
> > with Linux it works wery well.
> 1) it's complicated
> 2) it's huge
Well, it's actually an operating system with complexity IMHO approaching
DOS (maybe even exceeding), so you can't expect it to be small and simple.
I find useful to have a floppy with grub, to be able to diagnose
problems with bootloaders.
> 3) it has to be compiled for every card, and it doesn't compile well under
I haven't tried netbooting with grub.
> 4) i just doesn't need any extra level or loaders!!!!
BSD's bootloader is not an extra level? What's the fundamental