bootloader & head.S weirdness (patch)

Cort Dougan cort at
Wed Nov 24 04:52:12 EST 1999

Have you tried the rs6000 quik on the g3's?  I've heard people have had
success with the modifications I made but haven't been able to get ahold of
a g3 for long-term tests.  I'd like to combine the two if we could.

} Ok, I posted the very first version of this bootloader. I'd appreciate
} any comment, suggestion, etc... It's called "yaboot" and is on my test page
} <>
} It's targeted for newworld machines only (machines with a working OF that
} can load ELF binaries). It has a quik-like interface.

I think Yellowdog already has their cd bootable from macs.

} Ultimately, this will allow bootable CDs for Macs (with the help of
} miBoot for oldworld machines), and with a bit more GUI and the help of an
} installer, we'll be, I hope, the primary bootloader for newworld Macs. I
} plan to slowly abandon BootX support for those machines since it involves
} too many hacks to work around various issues related to getting rid of
} MacOS and problems with devices MacOS put in a non-reset state).

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