Subject: Re: Which preboot-loader?
To: Andrew Cagney <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-ports
Date: 04/22/1996 15:26:22
On Sat, 20 Apr 1996 12:43:19 +1000 
 Andrew Cagney <> wrote:

 > NetBSD has a number of kernel loaders (the program that gets loaded by
 > the firmware and in turn will locate and load a kernel proper).  Of
 > the choice available, any one care to make an informed decision on
 > which one best represents what the loader should look like?

I'm personally sort of partial to the NetBSD/hp300 boot program (you'd 
want to look at pboot.c), but if yours is a system which provides access 
to the hardware via PROM routines, you might want to look at the sun3 or 
sparc second-stage boot programs instead, though you should probably use 
the MI libsa exec code (with the appropriate machine-dependent hook).

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