Newworld OF boot

Ethan Benson erbenson at
Fri Nov 12 03:13:33 EST 1999

On 11/11/99 David Edelsohn wrote:

>	One does not need to recompile the booter, only rebuild the boot
>file with new piggyback information.


>If one piggybacks the kernel then
>network booting becomes much simpler because the file loaded via BOOTP
>contains all of the information to boot into the kernel.

fine why can't we do it both ways? for local installs its more 
convenient to have the kernel in the standard place on a ext2fs, for 
netboots its easier to piggy back it, support both and we have an 
ideal bootloader.

Best Regards,
Ethan Benson
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