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Re: [bug #485] cannot boot OpenBSD directly

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [bug #485] cannot boot OpenBSD directly
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2003 00:47:00 +0000
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On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 11:34:10PM +0100, Yoshinori Okuji wrote:
> > 
> > Okuji, is this ok to merge?
> No. The patch is just a workaround only for netbooting, so I don't like it. It
> is not generally useful. I would be happy to apply the patch, if you modify it
> so that it can work with disk-based systems as well. (If I'm wrong, let me
> know.)
> Also, I don't understand why a relative path must be supported, and I find no
> explanation about that.

It seems to me that the patch is actualy a merge of 4 changes. From the

    * Teach Grub how to recognize an OpenBSD kernel.
    * Teach Grub how to boot OpenBSD (both a.out and ELF images)
    * Teach Grub how to request a relative TFTP file (using two slashes, i.e 
"//bsd" will do a tftp request for "bsd").
    * Change the default menu file from /boot/grub/menu.lst to grub.conf

I don't have any opinion on change #3, but changes #1 and #2 don't appear to
be related to netbooting (perhaps they refer to stage2/{boot.c,shared.h})

Robert Millan

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