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

On Sun, 28 Feb 1999, Craig Sanders wrote:

> 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
> loader.

Once grubinst is working ;-)


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