[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Booting

On Sun, Mar 17, 2002 at 05:25:12PM +0100, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 09, 2002 at 06:30:27PM -0700, Joel Baker wrote:
> > Honestly? I'd really love to see GRUB achieve it's nominal purpose - GRand
> > Unified Bootloader. Making it capable of compiling on, and booting, *BSD
> > machines seems like a major step forward for it, and it shouldn't be all
> > that hard - it's just one kernel and one primary filesystem (FFS) to make
> > sure function, to support the vast majority of BSD-land.
> I think the best way is to make multiboot BSD kernel images. The
> multiboot standard is very flexible, it's included in the grub
> documentation.

That would indeed be nice. It also is not something I'm going to waste
my time on. FreeBSD has a bootloader that works just fine. Works a lot
like grub, in fact. However, there is a lot of extra environmental stuff
that it does, and I'm not sure that grub could support that without a
lot of extra code.

IMHO, this is a case of fixing something that isn't broken. And at this
point in time, it's just not worthwhile. Maybe once the porting is
farther along. For now, I'd rather concentrate on fixing the things that
are, in fact, broken. See
http://people.debian.org/~utsl/freebsd-i386/status.html for more info.


Reply to: