[darwinbuild] booting xnu 8G32

ritchie darwinbuild at repentsinner.org
Thu Feb 2 15:17:14 PST 2006

On 06-02-06, at 1824 , Shantonu Sen wrote:
> What's the output of "nvram -p" after you run this kswap script?
the boot-file variable is:

I was also booting off a fw disk, in which case the fw disk address  
was a big long mess. I read that some machines don't like the @0:#,  
instead requiring @0:0, but I'm not sure that makes sense for this  
particular case, since it's being copied directly from the boot- 
device variable:

perhaps boot-file needs to have some \'s or /'s preceding the  
filename? I haven't been able to find much info at all on the  
particulars of boot-file and different machines/os's. it seems like  
it's just a handy place to pass some info to the boot-loader, so  
perhaps I need to go diving in BootX? for now just copying my new  
kernel onto /mach_kernel and keeping a rescue os on a fw disk seems  
like a decent method.

> In any event, be wary of shell scripts downloaded from the  
> internet. ;-)
true enough. doesn't almost all of darwinbuild fall into that  
category? :)

best regards,

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