Eike Dehling <e.e.dehling@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > On the kernel team page i spotted a new item: stage 1 boot loader. > Now when > you look on the internet you see tons of different boot loaders, each > doing > exactly the same thing: loading the second stage loader. Short answer: nope :-) That's not correct, if you would have read the description of the task you would know that the stage 1 boot loader loads the OpenBeOS "zbeos" equivalent from a BFS disk. Now, adding support to GRUB to be able to load from BFS is probably more complicated than only doing a very basic BFS loader (though it probably have to be done in assembly, due to the lack of 16bit real mode compilers). > Loading by multibooot standard would i guess e an item for R2, since > it > probably requires modifying the boot procedure. But not using yet > another I will have a closer look at the multiboot standard before defining the protocol between stage 2 and the kernel. If it's not too much work, I would try to be compliant, just to not have to change the protocol again in the forseeable future. Adios... Axel.