booting/loading a tool, not kernel
nick at van-laarhoven.org
Tue Feb 17 02:37:35 PST 2009
You are aware of nextboot(8)? That you could use to specify the 'kernel' to
load on next boot.
Also boot.config(5) might be of use.
> I'd like to add an entry to my loader menu to load/execute memtest86
> instead of a kernel. It is built as standalone ELF executable, of course.
> Currently I go to a loader prompt and do:
> > unload
> > load /boot/memtest86
> > boot
> Where should I look to get this into the forth code?
> Suppose I want to extend this approach.
> What would be a good name for subdirectory to put such tools?
> What would be a good way to add a sub-menu for such tools?
> Also, my current approach means that loader still first loads a standard
> kernel and its modules and then replaces them with memetest86. How to
> get to a loader menu without pre-loading anything?
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