[ANNOUNCE] aboot 0.7a
I've uploaded aboot 0.7a. This is a minor bug-fix update to 0.7. If
0.7 works for you there is no need to update.
This includes patches from Matt Wilson <email@example.com> to fix
compilation with Linux 2.3 kernel headers and a problem with the
vsprintf() implementation, as well as a patch to the "raw kernel"
mode. I've also removed the copy of the SRM HOWTO, since it will
inevitably be out of date with respect to the official copy on
With regard to the "raw kernel" mode: If you were previously "raw
booting" by concatenating a kernel stripped of its ELF/a.out headers
with aboot and writing it to the boot sectors with swriteboot, this
broke as of 0.7. This works again in 0.7a, but requires a valid ELF
binary image for the kernel, which I think makes more sense anyway.
I hope to rewrite the disk-loading code soon so that you can use a
compressed kernel, and hopefully fix net_aboot while I'm at it :-)
As usual: http://www.debian.org/~dhd/aboot/
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