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Re: *BSD port of debian potentially easier than Hurd port

On Thu, Feb 25, 1999 at 11:47:43PM +0100, Christian Weisgerber wrote:
> Jonathan Walther <krooger@debian.org> wrote:
> > the BSD kernel has ext2 support already... Can't it boot off an ext2
> > partition?
> No, it can't. The bootstrap works through the filesystem and it doesn't
> understand ext2. Maybe you could engineer LILO to boot the bsd kernel
> directly, but an ext2 root filesystem isn't supported either.

what about the GRUB bootloader?

it can boot from an ext2 filesystem, it can boot linux and hurd. could
it boot a BSD kernel too?

if grub can handle booting other OSes (w95, nt, os/2 etc etc) for dual
boot systems then it might be worthwhile using it as our standard boot


craig sanders

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