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Re: boot loader configuration file?
On Sat, 20 Dec 2008, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
We already have boot.cfg(5). See the patch below which hacks in support for a
I am using your more recent patch. It works well. I copied new
usr/mdec/boot to /boot and created the files as suggested in the top of
Thank you! (I needed this to use a GENERIC kernel to disable ohci per
Any plans to commit this?
(I tested on 5.0_BETA.)
In future, we may want to load other types of files (e.g. splash screens
for vesafb). It's probably best not to teach the boot loader too much
about what files may be loaded (so it doesn't need upgrading every time we
add support in the kernel for something else) nor do we want individual
load commands for each. Therefore, I think I should a generic
loadfile command which allows a type to be specified (e.g.
loadfile userconf /user.conf or loadfile splash /image.xpm). The file type
would be added to the boot module structure and parsed by the kernel. The
load command could then just be an alias for "load elf /path/to/module".
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