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Re: [ppc patch] Old World Mac booting

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: [ppc patch] Old World Mac booting
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 21:03:00 +0000
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Hollis Blanchard <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wednesday 06 October 2004 18:27, Marco Gerards wrote:
>> Hollis Blanchard <address@hidden> writes:
>> > This patch allows GRUB to boot via quik's stage1. Marco doesn't believe
>> > we should depend on quik for a stage1 long-term, but for now it's working
>> > great.
>> Right.  A stage1 would be something for the todo list.  Do you want to
>> work on that?
> Yes, I will do that if nobody else gets to it, but it's a bit lower on my 
> list 
> than some other things (like adding a proper modularized "suspend" command 
> and removing the use of BAT mappings).


> I can't look right now, but does x86 GRUB need to use a block list for an 
> early stage? If so, could someone point me to the structures used? I'd like 
> to use that as my model...

On the PC there is a block of 32KB (IIRC) that can be used for the
core module.  Can't this be done on the old world as well?  IIRC there
is a 32KB block on the HFS filesystem.


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