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

From: Chip Panarchy
Subject: Re: GRUB2 - Please add support for 64-bit FreeBSD
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 17:56:28 +1000


Great, I can't wait!

Please give it a go (that is, modifying the 32-bit GRUB2 module for
FreeBSD to support 64-bit as well... or creating a separate module
based on that)

Thanks in advance,


On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 5:37 PM, Bean <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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.
> Hi,
> 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.
> --
> Bean
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