New booter-New world

Sean picasso at
Thu Sep 16 17:50:40 EST 1999

Since the New World machines have a flashable ROM, why doesn't Apple
just write a new flash ROM for MacOS X by writing a flash with
bootloader on it that stores its information in the MBR or PRAM
(multiple PRAM settings) or somewhere so they don't have to use the
secret partition trick to get MacOS X to boot correctly. In the process,
they might as well add an allowance so you can boot Linux or another
alternative OS in the extra slots (multiple kernels, etc). And the
ability to pick which OS you prefer to boot.

I think this would help bolster Apple's reputation and would extend
their hardare sales into markets they rarely get buyers. (linux people
tired of fighting with LILO *lol*)

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