Re: Debian-installer, older hardware, boot loaders, miboot & amiboot & ..
On Thu, 2004-04-01 at 02:57, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 12:27:09AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > IMO we should do a clean-room implementation anyway. 1) Past
> > experiences with Apple have not been very fruitful, just ask the Linux
> > Mac68K hackers.
> Well, actually, they have been. It is true that Apple has long refused
> to give out specifications for mac68k hardware, but after many requests,
> they have given out the requested information to the NetBSD folks, on
> the condition that they would share it with any interested party. The
> Linux/mac68k hackers have the information, and are slowly improving
> drivers with it.
> Whether history will repeat itself, I do not know...
In that case, the NetBSD folks may already have the information (and
appropriate releases) that we need to re-implement the boot sector for
miboot. It's worth pursuing!