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Re: 64-bit bootloaders

Not yet-- you're already ahead of me! I'll maybe try an older environment since 
you're trying wheezy.

Dave Scottt

On Jul 4, 2012, at 7:03 PM, "Anil Madhavapeddy" <anil@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Have you tried it?  I just downloaded it via the Github repo at 
> https://github.com/ReturnInfinity/BareMetal-OS
> It appears to use NASM instead of GAS, but I'm not sure which version to try. 
>  Compiling under Debian/wheezy/amd64 gives all sorts of interesting 
> compilation errors:
> $ nasm fat16.asm -o fat16.sys
> fat16.asm:170: error: impossible combination of address sizes
> fat16.asm:170: error: invalid effective address
> fat16.asm:177: error: impossible combination of address sizes
> fat16.asm:177: error: invalid effective address
> I'll take a look later, but wondering if you have a working build environment 
> before I dig deeper.  It looks like its intended to be built on Windows, 
> judging from the lack of Makefiles.
> -anil
> On 4 Jul 2012, at 08:19, Dave Scott wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I came across this project:
>> http://www.returninfinity.com/pure64.html
>> It's a 64-bit OS bootloader with minimal backwards compat stuff under a BSD 
>> license. Perhaps we could glue it onto mirage to complement the xen PV 
>> support. It would be fun to write an IDE driver in ocaml :-)
>> Cheers,
>> Dave



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