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Sat, 30 Mar 2002 18:33:07 -0700

Subject: Re: [CFT][RFC] Linux/i386 boot protocol version 2.04
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From: ebiederm@xmission.com (Eric W. Biederman)
Date: 30 Mar 2002 18:33:07 -0700
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ebiederm@xmission.com (Eric W. Biederman) writes:

> I have been doing some very weird things with booting the Linux kernel
> for a long time.
> - Entering the kernel in 32bit mode to avoid 16bit BIOS calls.
> - Converting bzImage into static ELF executables.
> - Hard coding a kernel command-line
> - Going back to 16bit mode to make BIOS calls if necessary.
> This version of the boot protocol should be fully backwards compatible
> but has new capabilities so I can do all of the above cleanly.
> The current plan is to send this to Linus in the next couple of days
> as soon as he gets back.
> The patch series is at:
> ftp://download.lnxi.com/pub/src/linux-kernel-patches/boot/
> The overall patch is:
> ftp://download.lnxi.com/pub/src/linux-kernel-patches/boot/linux-2.5.7.boot.diff
> Anyway please tell me what you think.

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