[Oberon] A2 Repository

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Jul 5 12:11:59 CEST 2019

On Sat, 29 Jun 2019 at 22:10, Michael Schierl <schierlm at gmx.de> wrote:
> So I guess, to wrap this up, the issue with recent A2 native builds is
> that the linked image got too large for being loaded with OBL.Bin, and
> the alternative OBLUnreal.Bin does not work (on all hardware where
> OBL.Bin worked). Probably one could spend a lot of time finding the
> latest version that can get stripped down to fit into conventional
> memory, but I don't see a point in doing that myself.
> Other solutions could be to either implement a self-decompressing image
> (so it can be loaded with original OBL.bin; but even that might be "not
> enough" at some point) or add support for creating Multiboot or
> Multiboot2 images (and load them with a Multiboot-supporting bootloader,
> like SYSLINUX, ISOLINUX, PXELINUX or GRUB; disadvantage being that it is
> no longer possible to install A2 to an empty hard disk just from within
> A2). But both of them are a lot more work than I'd like to spend on this
> (side-)project.
> So I will stop my A2 endeavors here - since I also noticed that
> OberonGadgets apparently disappeared from later A2 versions, I'd
> probably stick with earlier versions anyway :D

I am a bit late but I wanted to thank you for your investigative
efforts. It's great work even if the results are a little gloomy...

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