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Re: silo

On Fri, Apr 18, 2003 at 10:51:57AM -0800, peter_easthope@gulfnet.sd64.bc.ca wrote:
> Debian users,
> The Forth PROM in a SPARCstation 2 seems more 
> than adequate for control of startup.  What 
> are the salient arguments against removal of
> silo?

What is the PROM going to execute that would replace silo? Where is it
going to get this program from? Yes, the PROM can load files via tftp,
and can read the boot block from the disk, and yes it can read UFS

None of that helps it boot a Linux kernel from an non-UFS filesystem.
The PROM is not a bootloader, it is no different than a BIOS in a PC
(except tons better and more flexible) in functionality. It does not
boot the OS, it merely bootstraps the OS Loader.

Are you trolling, or do you have a real question hidden somewhere in

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