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Re: PowerPC cd status

On Wed, Mar 22, 2000 at 04:44:50PM -0700, Matt Porter wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 21, 2000 at 05:31:08PM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > So, with a tremendous effort from Ethan Benson, I now understand how to make
> > new-world bootable CDs.  A conversation with Ben told me my problem with
> > floppy-booting on oldworld, so that should be fixed soon also.  At that
> > point I am looking at (with luck) having the first CD be new-world bootable
> > and also PReP (hopefully adding an HFS partition table will not muck up the
> > prep booter and vice versa.  I have high hopes.).  It will include floppy
> Back when I was making PReP boot CD's with a perl script, Troy Benjegerdes
> was already making the changes to mkhybrid to handle PReP boot.  I
> submitted his changes to the mkhybrid maintainer and recall him commenting
> that HFS/PReP hybrid boot CD's worked fine.  I have high hopes too. :)
> The HFS partition isn't at block 0 on the media is it?  That's where the
> PReP header (which is merely a PC partition table) sits.  PReP firmware
> reads the first two 512 byte blocks on the media, looks up an entry in
> that header which contains an absolute offset to the start of an image,
> and then reads it in and vectors to it.

Er... I think it might be.  I'll ask Troy how he did it.


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