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Re: a.out -> elf and bootblocks
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: a.out -> elf and bootblocks
- From: Chris Kuethe <ckuethe_(_at_)_ualberta_(_dot_)_ca>
- Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 00:36:03 -0600 (MDT)
On Tue, 22 Apr 2003, Chuck Yerkes wrote:
> How to install ELF boot blocks from a.out userland?
> I have a machine. No floppy, no CD (no drives at all).
> It is running 3.1. Hasn't powered off in quite some time.
> I'm putting 3.3-current onto the spare via an NFS mount to a big
> box with disks and fans and the thought came that boot blocks are
> for a.out or elf (x86 is now ELF).
> Now that I'm getting "bad magic" on my this test box, I wonder
> to ask: How to I install elf boot blocks from an a.out userland?
i don't think it can be done...
i tried booting the ELF kernel with a.out boot blocks and that failed.
i nearly hosed my laptop, but i did have an almost-3.3 rewriteable
install cd that i was able to boot and turn into a -current installer.
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