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On Fri, 1 Feb 2002 05:22, NN_il_Confusionario wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2002 at 05:59:42PM +1100, Russell Coker wrote:
> > The next problem is that the boot loader doesn't appear to be lilo or
> > grub
> I do not know for the cube, but for the raq3 o raq4 it's the firmware
> which replaces the bios that boots the kernel by reading the ext2
> filesystem (the kernel is in a strange place which in this moment I do not
> remember, but by reading the archive of cobalt's mailing lists one sees
> it). Raq's firmware contains also a backup kernel which cam be booted by
> certains operations (which I do not remenber, but ...) on the buttons on
> the front panel.

Thanks for that info!  I had noticed that copying to a new disk by "cp -a" 
seemed to result in the new disk being bootable.

> And software updates by Sun/Cobalt have big, big latency times ...
> So I understand why someone wants to replace Cobalt software with
> Debian.

If you're planning to buy more than 10,000 of them then the latency is much 
more reasonable...

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