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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 15:48:59 +0000
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On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 01:00:28AM +0100, Yoshinori Okuji wrote:
>  --- Robert Millan <address@hidden> wrote:
> > 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})
> Surely, the patch has code independent of netbooting, but I mean that it is 
> not
> enough to boot OpenBSD from a disk.
> If you know more or less about the boot process of OpenBSD, take a look at the
> function "openbsd_boot" in the patch. It is obvious that it doesn't support
> booting from a disk, as bootdev is just ignored.

All right.. Too bad I don't have OpenBSD at hand to test it anyway.

Robert Millan

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