tech-kern archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Old Index]


Tim Rightnour <> writes:
> On 02-Jan-2008 Alan Barrett wrote:
>> I thought we had stopped caring about the number of install floppies,
>> at least for architectures that use ustarfs and kernels with embedded
>> ramdisks.  prep doesn't seem to use that method of dealing with boot
>> floppies, and I don't know whether it's feasible to convert it.
> It really can't.  Prep firmware is unintelligent and has no callbacks.  The
> prep firmware reads the contents of a floppy into ram and executes.

It has no ability to read individual blocks into RAM? That's very
odd. If that's the case, how can you write something to boot off the
hard drive?

Perry E. Metzger      

Home | Main Index | Thread Index | Old Index