[openbeos] Re: x86 boot loader milestone

  • From: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2004 18:12:35 +0200 CEST

"Daniel \"Assimil8or\" Furrer" <daniel_furrer@xxxxxx> wrote:
> These are great news indeed. Nice work Axel and team ;)
> Will we be able to use the bootloader as a "drop in" replacement
> for BeOS 5 or Zeta?

No, that's not possible. Although the boot mechanism is quite similar 
(and the original BFS boot block can load both), the kernel entry and 
parameters are very different. In fact, there is no documentation on 
how the BeOS kernel is started, and it's really not worth the effort.


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