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Re: [Xen-devel] RFC/Patch: Support for other bootloaders

On Mon, Mar 21, 2005 at 09:57:39PM -0000, Ian Pratt wrote:
> As I recall, mbootpack uses Linux's x86 BIOS code too, so this shouldn't
> be an issue. 

mbootpack does have a number of changes to the linux boot code, in order
to prepare a Multiboot environment; this might be a bit heavyweight as I
don't imagine is has much use apart from for Xen.

> Is there a downside I haven't spotted?

The xenlinux image, command-lines and initrd can't be altered at boot
time; it looks like Michal's approach has this problem too.


Tim Deegan                           (My opinions, not the University's)
Systems Research Group
University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory

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