• Jim
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    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Posts: 4977 from 2009/1/28
    From: Delaware, USA
    >In contrast to the PPC Mac's OpenFirmware, the X5000's U-Boot contains an x86 emulator, so that's not an >issue there.

    I've heard that, but how that works with the code embedded on a card is beyond me.

    >As always, the computer's firmware must be able to understand both the drive's partition scheme as well >as the file system of the drive's partition containing the MorphOS boot.img. And as the boot.img happens >to contain an SiI3114 driver, the MorphOS system files can reside on the same drive/partition (or on >another drive connected to the SiI3114, if that's wanted) as well.

    Sound like he merely needs to move the drive to the SiI3114 card, although I'm not sure how you would specify that drive (as a boot drive) without some low level selection (as in a BIOS). Or would the MorphOS bootloader be engineered to get around that?

    You've piqued my interest in this, Andreas.

    Hopefully, John will keep us informed as to his progress.
    "Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"
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