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Re: Test GRUB2 compiled by MingW

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: Test GRUB2 compiled by MingW
Date: Sat, 02 Apr 2005 13:24:00 +0200
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Hanzac Chen <address@hidden> writes:

> Yes, MingW generates COFF and if using COFF, the GCC/binutils can't use
> some of GAS's directive, like section switch. (I found GRUB using that
> in its module loading mechanism.)
> Maybe I still don't understand it well.
> How much else does GRUB 2 depend on ELF?

A lot.  The modules are all ELF files and the core image has an ELF
loader.  It would be the best if you could somehow produce ELF

Otherwise another module loader should be implemented for COFF.


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