[RFC] A stand-alone boot loader for PReP

Remco Post r.post at sara.nl
Mon Jun 2 18:26:34 EST 2003

On Sun, 1 Jun 2003 14:12:49 -0800
Ethan Benson <erbenson at alaska.net> wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 01, 2003 at 02:57:07PM +0100, Leigh Brown wrote:
> > Unfortunately I think a PReP boot loader is largely orthogonal to an
> > OF based loader. Even PReP boxes that have OF don't support enough
> > services for yaboot (in any form) to work. Most PReP boxes don't have
> > OF or even allow any firmware calls from within the boot loader. With
> > PReP everything you need to bring up the O/S has to be held on the
> > boot partition and loaded into memory at boot time.
> then why do you have a of1275 interface in your loader?
> basically prep OF is more broken then apple's oldworld? now thats
> impressive...

Well, I happen to own a motorola powerstack 2, I don't think there is
anything to do with OF in there....

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Remco Post

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