Still possible to directly boot without loader?

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sun Sep 10 12:14:01 PDT 2006

On Sun, Sep 10, 2006 at 09:10:26PM +0200, Stefan Bethke wrote:
> I just tried to load my standard kernel from the boot blocks (instead  
> of using loader(8)), but I either get a hang before the kernel prints  
> anything, or a BTX halted.  Is this still supposed to work in 6- 
> stable, or has it finally disappeared?

Without access to the device.hints (either from loader or compiled in)
you won't have a working console (and possibly other devices), so the
kernel may appear to hang while booting.

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