[OpenBIOS] [RFC] Make BootX from Mac OS X 10.4 work
steven at uplinklabs.net
Mon Aug 10 22:28:36 CEST 2009
On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 2:13 AM, Laurent Vivier<laurent at vivier.eu> wrote:
>>On 10.08.2009, at 00:51, Laurent Vivier wrote:
>>> Le jeudi 30 juillet 2009 à 18:00 +0200, Alexander Graf a écrit :
>>>> Using this patch stacked on Steven Noonan's I was able to make
>>>> BootX from
>>>> Mac OS X 10.4 load XNU successfully in qemu-system-ppc.
>>> I'd like to play with that.
>>> Which patches to apply before ?
>>I took those rebased on current git:
>>> How to boot ?
>>The normal way. Just use -boot d. So far only the 10.4 CD did boot IIRC.
> OK, thank you.
> I'll try to integrate some of these patches (the trivial ones) into the openbios main repository.
> (but I really don't understand why commit 4722c8a01d186a08183de49759dc8b7b74cf41c9 is needed, if someone can explain...).
With some media I tried (I think it was the Mac OS X 10.3 install
disc), OpenBIOS didn't see that there was an HFS+ partition because
the disc had an Apple Partition Map instead of what OpenBIOS expected
(a single partition formatted HFS+, and no extra Apple Partition Map
data). The commit in question (4722c8a01...) fixes this, allowing it
to read the APM to find the bootable HFS+ partition and reading from
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