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Re: amiboot et m68kboot

On Tue, 24 Apr 2007, Christian T. Steigies wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 24, 2007 at 08:58:37AM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > On Mon, 23 Apr 2007, Stephen R Marenka wrote:
> > > On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 11:32:14AM +0200, Bousquet Laurent wrote:
> > > > Hello, my name is bousquet laurent from france, i have a system with a m68k
> > > > and i like to know if amiboot can unzip a kernel to load it and if amiboot
> > > > support tftp protocol. thanks for your support.
> > > 
> > > I'm referring you to the debian 68k list [0] where a bunch of amiga users 
> > > hang out. I help maintain the package to support the debian-installer, 
> > > but I don't have an amiga, so I don't really know much about it.
> > 
> > Amiboot supports gzipped kernel images, just like any other bootloader
> > using the m68kboot sources.
> Isn't there a limit on the size of the images to decompress? I remember
> having lots of trouble with 2.6 kernels, IIRC I can only boot uncompressed
> 2.6 kernels on my Amiga.

Yes, I heard large kernels must not be gzipped.

I don't know what's the reason for this, as compressed kernels are gunzipped
during loading.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
							    -- Linus Torvalds

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