DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-08
Re: /boot/ directory path
:Sounds like a challenge to me :-)
:Anyway, it actually seemed to have the desired effect as far
:as `loader' goes, and I'm finally able to boot straight into
:DragonFly on my Firewire disk on this ten-year-old machine.
:Anyway, I'm overjoyed, because now I'm free of BIOS limitations
:on partition geometry or numbers or physical hardware, as I
:plan to use this principle for /cboot (FreeBSD-current), /5boot,
:/3boot (FBSD RELENG_x), and whatever else will fit. As for the
:trouble it saves me (setting up a disk in the traditional way
:to boot as many as ten different OSen), what trouble I found
:was well worth it.
Hey, this is great. Its an interesting concept to be sure,
albeit with some severe limitations for general use (e.g. most
people will already have their systems sliced up and not be
doing a fresh install). On the otherhand, there is a very
real chance that we can either find a filesystem format that multiple
operating systems would support, or we can port other OS's
boot-specific issues to provide a true multi-boot capability
for those willing to repartition / start fresh. Still definitely
not a mainstream approach, but worth revisiting in a few months
to see how you have settled into it.