Subject: Re: Network boot?
To: Lloyd Parkes <>
From: Mats O Jansson <>
List: port-vax
Date: 04/14/1996 09:59:38
On Sun, 14 Apr 1996, Lloyd Parkes wrote:

> > Gah, we need a mopd in the source tree, probably.
> I have one written by Mats O Jansson. I had to hit it a bit to make it go, but 
> it was BSD make aware when I got it.
Which version? I found some big-/little-endian problems in 2.3.? some week
ago when some tried to run it on NetBSD/vax (much of the late work has been
done on NetBSD/sparc). I have a new version 2.4.0 that I will release soon.
I'm intressted in information about any problem you got, so I could fixit
in the new release. Your little a.out to mop images would be of intrest.

> >  > I think my initial fix for #2 will be to hack together some custom start up 
> >  > code for the kernel. 
> > "Ick."  See above.  Note, the kernel starup code should not have to treat 
> > netboot as a special case, and having to do so is totally broken :-)
> I know. I just want something that was expedient, and I had already made the 
> decision not to write a bootstrap program. Now that I know what is in libsa.a, 
> I may reconsider that decision.
> Cheers,
> Lloyd


Mats O Jansson, CelsiusTech Systems, Jaerfaella, Sweden
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