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Re: [Xen-devel] xen,bproc and grub

To: Adam Sulmicki <adam@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] xen,bproc and grub
From: Ian Pratt <Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2004 22:54:59 +0000
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> I figure out I that maybe could load xen.gz [7] using FILO, Kexec, or
> maybe etherboot but it still would not load linux kernel in turn (because
> of the dependency on multiboot).
> Anyone knows what are my options here? Ideas?

We wrote a patch to add multiboot support to kexec (that's how
Xenoboot works).  It was submitted to the kexec maintainer, but I
don't know whether it was accepted or not.

One tool that might be useful is something to take an image (and
one or more modules) and roll it into something that looks like a
static multiboot layout, then wrap it to look line a linux

It's a shame that multiboot hasn't been more widely adopted. 

Ron, what environment does linuxbios start kernels in?


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