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Re: Cobalt Qube



At 10:21 -0500 1998-12-02, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
Every machine has some sort of boot firmware.  This is (am I out on a
limb here?) probably not endian-independant!  So if you switch the
processor's endianness, it may simply fail to boot.

Perhaps, but Open Firmware (or at least the PowerPC processor bindings) seems to have provision to handle it. For example, the IBM Longtrail OF was set up to offer a selection of booting either Mac OS or NT.
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Joel Klecker (aka Espy)                     <URL:http://web.espy.org/>
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