title="Create a NetBSD specific version of pygrub"
duration="2 days (for initial support)"
pygrub, which is part of the xentools package, allows booting a
Linux domU without having to keep a copy of the kernel and ramdisk
in the dom0 file system.
What it does is extract the grub.conf from the domU disk, processes
it, and presents a grub like menu. It then extracts the appropriate
kernel and ramdisk image from the domU disk, and stores temporary
copies of them. Finally, it creates a file containing:
kernel=<path to kernel image>
ramdisk=<path to ramdisk image>
This file gets processed by xend as if it were part of the domU
Most of the code required to do the NetBSD equivalent should be
available as part of /boot or the libraries it depends on. The
path to the source code for /boot is: sys/arch/i386/stand/boot.
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