On Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 08:47:45PM +0200, Ingvar Hagelund wrote:
> Anyway, if you know of a bootloader for PReP I'd like to
hear about it.
I think the old prep bootloader was found in the kernel tree, in
somewhere in arch/ppc/boot/prep/misc.c and friends. It seems that it
still exist in 126.96.36.199.
Ah, I guess I was being unclear. I wouldn't call that a bootloader,
more of a bootwrapper -- it just takes the kernel already loaded in
memory and makes it ready to run. By bootloader I mean something more
like yaboot or grub, something that can load your choice of kernels off
a variety of filesystems or possibly over the network by one or means.
> I imagine that you might could implement a kexec-based loader
> as an alternative. Well, I'm rambling...
I thought about it a few years ago, using a small kernel with that old
prep bootloader, and then some some scripting and kexec to jumpstart the
"real" kernel, but I never got around to get it off the droodle board.
I think this is the most realistic answer.
John W. Linville