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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, 8 Nov 2004 00:47:11 -0500 (EST)
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> > > 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)
> >
> >
> > http://www.tjd.phlegethon.org/software/kexec-multiboot.patch

argh, it seems to be using real-mode for booting, and it seems multiboot
specs seems to assume existence of pcbios.

i guess the right way will be just to strop xen.gz of all 16 bit code and
have it loaded and started in 32 bit mode. In that way kexec could treat
xen like elf32-x86 type file.

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