Re: Linux/MANOS Kernel Debugger

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Date: Thu Sep 07 2000 - 14:23:07 EST

On Tue, 5 Sep 2000, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:

> Actually, the solution I think would be to use the MSDOS loader to boot
> linux. I will look at grabbing the ELF code in Linux and loading Linux
> from MSDOS -- if this can be accomplished you're there -- with an added
> benfit. When I am debugging MANOS, the source files and OS actually
> load from another NetWare server over a DOS connection (pretty slick) so
> in my setup the files are always remote, though they could just as well
> reside on a local fat partiton. Having DOS resident underneath gives
> you all kinds of cool stuff you can do (you will note that while MANOS
> is active in memory, DOS is still resident underneath and accessible).
> Perhaps the way to do this unobtrusively would be a different loader for
> Linux (a DOS loader) that will run the debugger underneath. The
> debugger in MANOS is self contained, and you will note has few
> dependencies on the OS code of any kind -- it was developed this way
> intentionally. We just take the MANOS loader, rip out the kernel, load
> Linux from LLOADER.386, and the debugger is there!

since you'd be using DOS, wouldn't you need a MS license then for every
kernel debugger you put out there?

Anthony J. Biacco Network Administrator/Engineer Intergrafix Internet Services

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