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Re: 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

Verrrry interressting ....

I do have both a 1.05 and a 2.0 OF machine to test on, too.


Chris Tillman

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