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Re: Sparc bootblock

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: Sparc bootblock
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 10:20:39 +0200
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Bart Grantham <address@hidden> writes:

> - verify that the code works on PPC, and if not, try to make it work
> so that there's a unified bootblock [not sure if this is reasonable as
> I'm not as familiar with how PPC OF boots... how similiar is it to
> Sparc?]

On the Open Firmware implementations on the PPC machines I worked with
you can load an ELF file directly.  Open Firmware has support for
reading from block devices, parsing partition maps and it has support
for some filesystems.

So at least of the New World Mac, the Pegasos, etc. this is not
required.  Perhaps we need such bootblock for the old world mac...


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