imac of booting

Geert Uytterhoeven Geert.Uytterhoeven at
Wed May 12 02:47:09 EST 1999

On Tue, 11 May 1999, David Edelsohn wrote:
> >>>>> Joel Klecker writes:
> Joel> At 19:59 -0400 1999-05-10, Ben Martz wrote:
> >> Stupid question maybe but I can't find a definitive answer. Can I boot
> >> linuxppc from OF on my iMac? Does the elf loader in OF work?
> Joel> The ELF loader in OF does work (part of the Mac OS boot process uses 
> Joel> it in fact), however it does not like Linux kernel ELF images.
> Joel> Until someone figures out the problem and fixes it, the answer is no.
> 	CHRP does not want just an ELF image, but an ELF image with a CHRP
> "note" section.  The note section describes where to load the image,
> whether the image is running real or virtual, and how to instantiate OF.
> NetBSD has more details about this for their macppc port.  Cort may
> already have addressed some of this for the CHRP-based RS/6000 port work.
> 	CHRP looks for a PT_NOTE section in the loader header and then
> specific magic values in the section itself.

What about doing the same as for the CHRP LongTrail (arch/ppc/chrpboot/)?



Geert Uytterhoeven                     Geert.Uytterhoeven at
Wavelets, Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP}
Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium

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