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On 02-Jan-2008 Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> 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?

Same trick.  It simply looks for the magical partition, and just reads the
entire contents into RAM.  What it lacks is a callback of any kind to allow you
to write a driver.

AIX boots by just directly loading the kernel from this magical partition. 
They don't even bother with a bootloader.

Tim Rightnour <>
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