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kernel boot args (was Re: laoding drivers (floppy-boot))

Ethan Benson <erbenson@alaska.net> writes:

> On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 10:16:07PM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > 
> > Well, quik has certain boot args.  I would assume yaboot would too.
> yes..
> > Just has to be handled on a boot-loader by boot-loader basis, I guess.
> > 
> > The option shouldn't appear if it doesn't work at all on the
> > boot-loaders for a given arch, however.
> what i mean is we will have to write two different `Make System
> Bootable' routines for every bootloader.  or else modify the existing
> ones to handle this.


> yabootconfig for example will not allow you to supply additional
> config information asside from bootstrap and root.  however the way it
> generates the config file we can simply append "\tappend=\"whatever\""
> or perhaps better would be "\tliteral=\"whatever\"" 
> i think thats a tad bit gross though.

Gross or not, my powerbook G3 is effectively unbootable with the
vmode=atyfb... bootargs.  So it kinda *has* to be done, IMHO.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onshore.com.....<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>

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