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Re: GRUB2 - Please add support for 64-bit FreeBSD

From: Bean
Subject: Re: GRUB2 - Please add support for 64-bit FreeBSD
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 15:37:35 +0800

On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 5:54 AM, Daniel Nebdal <address@hidden> wrote:
> Bean wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Please try the btx loader in /boot/loader, which I believe to be
>> 32-bit even in amd64 freebsd. The btx loader is an a.out executable,
>> grurb2 has supported for it already.
> Ah, just noticed I replied to this before subscribing, so the copy to
> the list bounced.
> Let's try again.
> The BTX loader starts, yes - but the reason I'm using GRUB2 in the
> first place is to skip it,
> since it doesn't seem to support logical partitions.


Oh, thanks for the information. The 32-bit bsd kernel is basically an
elf image that needs a little address translation:

physical address = virtual address & 0xFFFFFF

I think the principle can be applied to 64-bit kernel as well, it
shouldn't be difficult to add support for it.


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