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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: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 09:44:43 +1000


Okay, well I'm not really that well versed to understand what you are saying.

However, I'd be eternally grateful if you were able to 'port' 32-bit
FreeBSD for GRUB to 64-bit FreeBSD (for GRUB).

Thanks in advance,


On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 9:50 PM, phcoder <address@hidden> wrote:
> I haven't looked in depth yet, but it's a bit more. the loader switches to
> amd64 and sets preliminary page translation
> Bean 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.
> --
> Regards
> Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko
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