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Re: Kernel Drivers in PPC build: where are they?



On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 06:01:14PM -0700, Laurent de Segur wrote:
> on 9/3/01 5:48 PM, Ethan Benson at erbenson@alaska.net wrote:
> 
> > 
> > the kernel is not stored on teh bootstrap partition, its stored on
> > your ext2 / partition or your ext2 /boot partition.  never on teh
> > bootstrap partition.
> > 
> 
> 
> Are you sure? That's big news to me! I need to readjust here (and I need a
> drink too :-) 

um, yes im sure, i do maintain the powerpc bootloader stuff afterall.

> If what you say is correct, then I have always misunderstood this and
> probably got confused since the days of BootX where you needed to store your
> kernel in the hfs partition (where bootx was residing.) Now that you are

bootx is only for oldworld crap.  newworlds cannot and must not use it.

> saying that, I kinda understand why nowhere it was mentioned to copy the
> kernel image to the bootstrap partition. Indulge me, but please confirm
> this. Thanks,

you must not put kernels on the bootstrap partition. the bootstrap
partition must be exactly 800K and be type Apple_Bootstrap, it must
not be mounted anywhere at any time.

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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