DragonFly & Bochs

Chris Pressey cpressey at catseye.mine.nu
Mon Jun 28 14:46:04 PDT 2004

On Mon, 28 Jun 2004 23:27:24 +0200
Sascha Wildner <saw at xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> does anyone know why DragonFly fails to boot w/ Bochs 2.1.1? It goes 
> into an endless loop of BTX crashes and reboots. See 
> http://www.yoyodyne.de/tmp/bochs.png (tried w/ RC1.iso).
> FreeBSD 4.9's BTX loader seems to work, though.
> Regards,
> Sascha


I believe it's because DragonFly ISO's use "Non-Emulated El-Torito"
boot, like FreeBSD 5.x, which bochs can't handle.  FreeBSD 4.x uses
"Emulated El-Torito" boot, which it can.

One of the bochs pages claims that they can handle non-emulated El
Torito, and that they'd like to be informed of cases where it doesn't
work, but I haven't had the time to prod them about this.


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