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I''m woundering about getting source code to loadlin(I think thats the name=)... I''m toying with the idea of writting my own os... nothing huge but just for fun =)... anyone now where to get source code for it? Great Milenko

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There ya go buddy : ftp://elserv.ffm.fgan.de/pub/linux/loadlin-1.6

Hope you can read ASM :-)

You might want to look at lilo too; it doesn''t need DOS or any other underlying OS to boot. Also, always visit www.linuxapps.com for all your linux application needs. Like they say, if you can''t find it there, you won''t find it anywhere.

Have fun!

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Your best bet is the arch/i386/boot directory in your kernel source tree. LILO and loadlin just load the kernel into memory then execute it, but you want to know how the kernel actually works.

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Having the VXD''s loaded in Ring 0 (of 3) in a multi-ringed OS (like Windows 98), you should be able to have a ring 2 that controls all system resources and ring 3 will be your app place--kernel, user, graphics i/o, Word, Excel, stuff...

As you might know, your boot code should be less than 512 bytes and it should load the OS of yours. Then, you can eat some snickers and do the FREEDOM DANCE!!!!!

More helpful hints from...
Captain FREEDOM!!

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Thanks to all...
the link is what I needed =)
ummm... I''ve already got an OS going I just would like to make switching between DOS and my os fast...(write to disk,reboot,wait for it to load from disk,ect)... I''m not realy willing to add a nother partions to my HD and install it there =)....

he he ya I''ve almost memorized the linux kernel =) now I''ve got to take what I have learned and use it=)

well can''t wait untill I get it to do more than say ''Loading Kernel'' =)

Great Milenko

Words Of Wisdom:
"Never Stick A Pretzel In Your Butt It Might Break Off In There."


http://www.crosswinds.net/~milenko
http://www.crosswinds.net/~pirotech

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