DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2008-08
Re: Hammer bootloader
Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
seems I have finished hammer bootloader support (currently only boot2,
loader should be easy). However the problem is that boot2 now exceeds
its size by 580 bytes. This is a retarded limit, but what can you do.
While probing around I realized that hammer fs can't be installed at
offset 0 in disklabel, could that be? Where is that documented and who
keeps me from doing that?
Anyways, this boot stuff is big time frustrating because there are so
many constants intertwingled. I have no idea why my code currently
doesn't boot -- it doesn't even reach boot2's main().
Very cool stuff!
Did you know that a Hammer FS reserves a few megabytes at the beginning
of the storage? You should be able to make use of that if you need more
storage for the boot loader.