Re: Dropping firewire support from boot loader
- Reply: Warner Losh : "Re: Dropping firewire support from boot loader"
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Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2022 20:25:06 UTC
Hi, Well, the kernel support ‘just works’ so installing on to a firewire disk is straightforward; just load up firewire.ko and sbp.ko, and the disk comes up through CAM. However, I couldn’t get the loader to see the disk; I don’t think this build of the loader includes the firewire bits. Not helped on my hardware because the BIOS doesn’t have firewire disk boot support. > On 10 Nov 2022, at 21:53, Warner Losh <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > I've created a diff: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D37334 > > Warner > > On Thu, Nov 10, 2022 at 3:07 AM Bob Bishop <email@example.com> wrote: > Hi, > > > On 9 Nov 2022, at 23:55, Warner Losh <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > > > > > > On Wed, Nov 9, 2022 at 3:42 PM Mark Millard <email@example.com> wrote: > > Warner Losh <imp_at_bsdimp.com> wrote on > > Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2022 20:01:41 UTC : > > > > > I'd like to drop firewire support from the boot loader. It's not been used > > > in quite some time, as far as I can tell. Nor have I (or anybody else) > > > tested it in forever. > > > > > > Is anybody still using it? Does anybody know if it works? Any objections to > > > removing it from FreeBSD 14? > > I think I still have hardware that will do this. I can check it out if anyone cares... > > > I would suggest that old PowerMac's might be the most > > likely usage context. > > > > Right now, though, this is an i386 only feature... > > > > Warner > > -- > Bob Bishop > firstname.lastname@example.org > > > > -- Bob Bishop email@example.com