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Re: Slinkcd 0.92

Steve McIntyre wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Dec 1998, Gerhard Poul wrote:
> >If you want I can help you to create as good images as possible for the
> >alpha platforms. Just tell me what you need to know or what I should do...
> I'm basically looking to see what I need to copy into the boot directory -
> do the other arches use the Eltorito bootable CD hack, or do they do
> something else entirely? If it's different, I'll need to know what to tell
> mkhybrid.

sparc uses SILO.  It allows to boot multiple kernels.
It needs some files to be put on the CD (silo.conf, cd.b, ...).
It doesn't need mkhybrid at all, just mkisofs.  You need to run SILO after the
image is built to register absolute address of the kernels you want to boot
off and put the boot record in the beginning of the image.
I didn't check exactly how it works.  I will get your scripts then try to
build and write such image as soon as possible.


 Eric Delaunay                 | "La guerre justifie l'existence des militaires.
 delaunay@lix.polytechnique.fr | En les supprimant." Henri Jeanson (1900-1970)

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