[OpenBIOS] [PATHC][RFC] OldWorld Booting Method

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Aug 12 16:23:50 CEST 2009

On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 11:13:00PM +0200, Laurent Vivier wrote:
> the attached patch allows to boot using "boot hd:%BOOT". This is the
> method used by OldWorld bootloader, Quik.
> As I've only tested it with PPC target, I'd like to have some comments
> before commiting it (If someone can test sparc, I'll be happy).
> Regards,
> Laurent

Excellent.  I never could figure out how to fix this to elliminate the
ugly hack that was the QUIK support before.  I had to do nasty things to
maintain compatiblity with the hack when I modified the quik bootloader
a few months ago.  Now I could get rid of those hacks and make the code
nice and clean again.

So this I assume will make the oldworld mac emulation boot QUIK the
proper way rather than by being hardcoded to look for the QUIK boot
sector at a certain offset.  I should give it a try.

Len Sorensen

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