Subject: Re: Multiboot support for review
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <email@example.com>
From: Juan RP <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/01/2006 02:53:59
On Tue, 31 Jan 2006 21:19:21 +0100
"Julio M. Merino Vidal" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> after some hacking days, I've finally got some code to make NetBSD
> Multiboot-compliant. We already discussed this here and all I got
> was positive feedback:
> The patch still needs some cleanup and bug fixing (specially testing
> that several things work after the changes) but, while I do those,
> I want to ask for feedback because the code won't change that much.
> The preliminary patch is at:
I just tried your patch (thanks for doing it BTW) but didn't work.
I've followed the instructions of multiboot(8)'s manpage:
* Build kernel with options MULTIBOOT
* Apply patch grub-fix-addresses.diff to grub and reinstall it with
* Modify /grub/menu.lst with:
kernel (hd0,1,a)/netbsd.gz -c console=pc root=wd0a
When the ELF image is already loaded the boot process hangs.
I tried with both compressed and uncompressed kernel.