Re: (alpha) YES, we have working boot-floppies
Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> It also seems that (at least ruffian) needs a x86 bootsector on the
> floppy to boot it (the bios says the OsLoader path is invalid
> othervise). I tried using boot-text.b from lilo, which works fine.
> Any other archs that need this?
Goswin: We are talking specifically about the Milo floppies
[Goswin, I re-read your mail and do answer a second time,
sorry to all recipients for this inconvenience.]
AFAIK, all useful Milo floppies do have to be DOS-comformant
in the "file system" sense (FAT). I am just not sure if this
answers your question or if there are other wrinkles in the
"x86 boot sector" you asked for (or even worse: "Ruffian-only"
Again, AFAIK, all non-SRM systems (may it be ARC, AlphaBIOS
or even ARCS BIOS) do not "know" anything other than FAT to
boot from, and boot floppies are of most interest for people
who do run such non-SRM systems.
To be fair, I must admit that all my current Milo testing on
PC164 and 164LX was made by loading Milo from hard disk (you
guessed it: from a FAT formatted partition).