DragonFly boot2 - moved out of commits thread

Oliver Fromme check+kg3fn400rsnqx8d4 at fromme.com
Fri Mar 6 10:42:47 PST 2009

Sascha Wildner wrote:
 > Oliver Fromme schrieb:
 > > You might be interested to have a look at this:
 > > 
 > > http://wiki.freebsd.org/OliverFromme/BootLoader
 > I think you want to say "Don't you think it's inappropriate..." there. :)

Uhm, why?  You mean because it's off-topic here?

(Which is true, and I'm sorry for that, but DragonFly BSD
_can_ benefit from FreeBSD's improvements to the loader.
In fact the boot loader binary that you can download at the
above URL should be able to boot DragonFly out of the box.)

 > > I think DragonFly should be able to port it over without
 > > difficulty.  Last time I looked, DF's boot loader was
 > > still pretty much the same as FreeBSD's.
 > How does it interact with splash(4)? E.g. I would imagine that it looks 
 > weird if the user has configured some other pic as splash screen.

Not, it doesn't interact with splash(4) at all, they are
completely separate.

Currently the Forth code switches back to text mode right
before it starts the kernel.  So you will have a text
screen for a short time before splash(4) kicks in.

In theory, the Forth code could leave the graphics screen
enabled.  It's just a matter of removing one command from
beastie.4th.  Then splash(4) should follow on seamlessly,
if it's configured to display the same image, which is
a decision to be made by the user, of course.
I haven't tried to do that myself, though.

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