New booter

David A. Gatwood dgatwood at
Fri Sep 17 03:01:30 EST 1999

On Thu, 16 Sep 1999, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:

> IMHO the best thing would be something like MILO on the Alpha. MILO is a
> small binary that contains device drivers and filesystems taken from the
> standard Linux kernel sources. Hence MILO knows about e.g. your ext2fs
> partition and fancy U2W-SCSI adapter. On Alpha the MILO binary is put on a
> MSDOS formatted partition. On PPC, you could store it on either a HFS or MSDOS
> formatted partition, or use a LILO-alike scheme (raw-blocks). Even BootX could
> load MILO under MacOS, if you want that.

Kind of like syslinux or loadlin... somewhere in between.

> Combined, you would have a shared `high-level' booter, which is called
> by different `low-level' booters (FS (HFS/MSDOS), raw-blocks, BootX),
> depending on your taste and architecture: 

That's kind of cool.


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