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Re: Debian-installer, older hardware, boot loaders, miboot & amiboot & ..

Scripsit Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr>

> I have not seen the code, so if someone describe this in detail to me, I
> can then write a free reimplementation.

> Now, we probably don't have the toolchain to do this, and a full cross
> compiler for a handfull of instructions is not worth it.

Huh? Is the bootsector use written in a kind of machine language that
the regular as(1) for the architecture does not support? I thought
that i386 was the only platform with *that* problem.

Things like boot sectors are quite reasonable to write in assembly

Henning Makholm       "It was intended to compile from some approximation to
                 the M-notation, but the M-notation was never fully defined,
                because representing LISP functions by LISP lists became the
 dominant programming language when the interpreter later became available."

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