[Barrelfish-users] Booting Barrelfish with Grub2

Raphael Fuchs raphaelfuchs at student.ethz.ch
Wed Aug 3 22:40:38 CEST 2011

Hi Manuel

I also got the error that 'modulenounzip' is no longer valid. 
Interestingly is that the feature is mentioned in the documentation of 
Grub2. (http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/html_node 

"Support automatic decompression
Can decompress files which were compressed by gzip or xz. This function 
is both automatic and transparent to the user (i.e. all functions 
operate upon the uncompressed contents of the specified files). This 
greatly reduces a file size and loading time, a particularly great 
benefit for floppies.
It is conceivable that some kernel modules should be loaded in a 
compressed state, so a different module-loading command can be specified 
to avoid uncompressing the modules."

But maybe it's not yet implemented or undocumented.


On 03/08/11 21:57, Manuel Stocker wrote:
> Hi,
> We just tried to do the same thing and just managed to somehow mess up
> the BIOS data (NIC refused to work; BIOS reset jumper on mainboard was
> necessary to get it working again)
> Additionally, grub2 seems to miss a the modulenounzip functionality.
> You're better off using grub legacy
> Regards,
> Manuel
> Am 03.08.2011 21:48, schrieb Raphael Fuchs:
>> Hi,
>> The build process for Barrelfish currently produces a 'menu.lst' for
>> Grub Legacy.
>> Is it possible to boot Barrelfish from Grub2? And if yes, does some one
>> have a working config file?
>> Using Grub2 to chainload into Grub Legacy which in turn uses elver to
>> finally load an ELF64 image sounds like I hack ;-)
>> Regards
>> Raphael
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Raphael Fuchs
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