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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Add more devices for MIPS system emulation

From: Thiemo Seufer
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Add more devices for MIPS system emulation
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 17:35:42 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.11+cvs20060126

On Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 03:28:04PM +0000, Paul Brook wrote:
> On Tuesday 21 February 2006 19:11, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> > Hello All,
> >
> > this adds to the MIPS system emulation:
> >  - Harddisk emulation, including MSDOS partition labels.
> Why do you need the bootsector bits? IIUC this was an x86 specific hack to 
> make the x86 bios load the kernel passed with -kernel.
> The MIPS emulation jumps directly to the loaded kernel, so this should not be 
> necessary.

That's the current state since there is no real mips firmware, but Qemu
should also be able to boot from an image. E.g. Linux/MIPS on
DECstations uses MSDOS disklabels.


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