New booter

Benjamin Herrenschmidt bh40 at
Wed Sep 15 19:39:05 EST 1999

On Tue, Sep 14, 1999, Ethan Benson <erbenson at> wrote:

>yes it does this on all machines, and frankly I think its a 
>disgusting kludge, that would be OK as a absolute LAST RESORT *after* 
>all attempts to get a proper booter working have failed.
>linux in my view is about doing things better, and doing them *right* 
>Linus himself is fairly picky about doing things right instead of 
>doing a kludge that `works'
>Apple's attitude seems to be `why do it right when a kludge will do?' 
>I do not want to see linux choose the same philosophy.

>From Apple perspective, it's not a kludge since the final MacOS X will
boot from HFS+ partitions, so it seems logical to have the bootinfo on an
HFS volume.

>sorry to be blunt but just because apple has chosen to kludge their 
>bootloader does NOT mean that is what we should do.

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