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

To: Ian Pratt <Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] xen,bproc and grub
From: Adam Sulmicki <adam@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2004 18:58:58 -0500 (EST)
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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.

heh, a small world. I assume this is the patch you refer to (and that it
is the latest one)


given all options the kexec is probably the best pick since in a way it
would be direct replacement to "Two Kernel Monte" that I'm using right

> 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
> kernel.

yeah, it sounds like a neat idea. for this matter, does it have to look
like kernel? making it an simple elf image would be somewhat simpler, and
still work with many boot loaders. If nothing else, an intermediate step.

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