Can we install L4 on a "bare machine"?

Adam Lackorzynski adam at
Sat May 26 12:48:02 CEST 2007


On Sat May 26, 2007 at 18:25:52 +0800, Marius.bao wrote:
> Hi everybody,
>   I have installed L4 under Linux successfully. Now I wonder can we
> install L4 on a "bare machine"--a computer which haven't installed any
> OS at all.
>   If we can, then how to install it.
>   If not, what extra job should I do to make it possible.
>   As I'm thinking of that L4 is just a microkernel, it hasn't got a
> filesystem, if we want to install it on a "bare machine", how shall we
> manage the files.

You need to get the files to be loaded by GRUB from somewhere, probably
the local disk. So you need to install GRUB with some filesystem GRUB
understands on the local hard disc. This should equally work with a
floppy (or some USB like thing nowadays).
When using a single image to load, you can even use any Linux loader
like LILO to boot the system up. I haven't tested such a setup lately
And then there's also the possibility to load files from the net, but
that's likely not what you're looking for.

Adam                 adam at

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