OF booting news

Tom Rini tmrini at ntplx.net
Wed May 19 23:27:02 EST 1999

On Wed, 19 May 1999, Jerry Quinn wrote:

> Tom Rini wrote:
> > 
> > On Sat, 15 May 1999, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > 
> > > For those who haven't seen it yet, with Darwin 0.2, Apple release new
> > > pieces of source code, including the secondary loader, with sources, a
> > > working of control video driver, and more... That's interesting because
> > > we should now be able to make a great secondary booter with OS choosing
> > > capabilities. I don't have time to look into this now, but this could be
> > > a good replacement for BootX in the future.
> > 
> > It looks like most part of the MkL booter were canablized in this as well.
> > So it should be possible to do the following, with a little work:
> > On old (not New World) ROMs, choose between: MacOS, LinuxPPC, MkL (little
> > bit of work on their end?), possibly BeOS, *BSD, and and OSX.  On New
> > World, most of that is possible (some problem OF booting LPPC right now,
> > and No MacOS (w/o lots of work).)  All that's really missing from it right
> > now is some graphical part I think.  There's a routine to draw the OSX
> > logo tho. :)
> Umm, any news about Platinum drivers?  Otherwise, a revised loader still
> wouldn't be very useful on 7200 class machines.

There were many of patches in there.  I wasn't aware the 7200 OF was
broken.  The source is the boot part of darwin, in SecondaryLoader, iirc.
Go check it out. :)

Tom Rini (TR1265)

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