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Re: More on Native Inferno Ports
More I've got Native Inferno running on a PC thanks to a major assist from Lucent. however, at present to make it useful, it needs a Unix machine with bootp connected to it on a network Since, Phil I think said that a Plan-9 native Inferno file system is in the works why can't the native Inferno already running on the PC be made to be self contained without needing a network jumpstart? ted kochanski ... >We already know how to read an image from a DOS file system >although bootp seems more natural. Somewhere on your native PC you have the the b.com loader and a configuration file 'plan9.ini', these are on a FAT-based filesystem. B.com knows how to load kernel images from FAT-based filesystems on floppy and IDE drives: bootfile=fd!0!/inferno/tvpc will load the kernel 'tvpc' from 'A:\INFERNO\'. Similarly, 'hd!0!...' for the 'C:' drive. There are some caveats about multiple FATs on IDE drives, but you are unlikely to have that situation. At least, that's how it's supposed to work.