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Re: FW: critical problems in 2.3.5 prevent release

On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 07:47:41PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/macppc/SystemDisk-tutorial/of105patch.html
> There's a link there for a floppy-image Mac OS that might be just the ticket
> for you.

OK heres some random thoughts...

some oldworld machines can have thier firmware fixed up to boot
GNU/Linux nicely, however if you boot MacOS (meaning the MacOSROM, not
necessarily a disk based MacOS) all your nvram patches are lost, this
is a problem since our only bootable floppy relies on the MacOSROM.  

so here is my idea:

document how to get all the nvram patches installed (that will be your
job Chris, thanks for volunteering).  then after these patches are
installed the user will boot into OF and boot the rescue.bin floppy
rather then boot-hfs.img floppy.  this will be possible if we change
the pmac rescue image to hfs or msdos, and put a .coff format kernel
on it in addition to the ELF.  .coff kernels are bootable directly via
OF on oldworld.  the only problem i see here is getting the args set
right so it requests the root disk....

there is also probably not enough space for another kernel... hmm

Ethan Benson

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