Still possible to directly boot without loader?

Stefan Bethke stb at
Sun Sep 10 12:25:40 PDT 2006

Am 10.09.2006 um 21:13 schrieb Kris Kennaway:

> 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.

Ah, thanks! I'll try building a self-contained kernel then...


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