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Re: Two quick questions

  Date: Thu, 26 Oct 89 19:08 EDT
  From: Tom Mitchell <tmitchel@vax.bbn.com>
  Subject: Two quick questions
  To: slug@warbucks.ai.sri.com, 3600-users@vax.bbn.com
  I have two quick (I hope) questions.
  1.  Is "Enable IDS" still necessary in boot files?
      I believe this was used to allow you to save incremental
      worlds, but it doesn't seem necessary any more.  True?

You want the Enable IDS in the hello.boot file.  Here is an example
from R&B:

Scan fep0:>v127-info.flod
Scan fep0:>v127-loaders.flod
Scan fep0:>v127-lisp.flod
Scan fep0:>v127-debug.flod
Initialize Hardware tables
Enable IDS
Clear Machine
Load Microcode FEP1:>3640-fpa-mic.mic.420
Set Chaos-Address 25566  (r&b)
Set Ethernet-Address AA-00-04-00-CE-40
Declare Paging-files FEP0:>page.page FEP0:>aux1.page fep0:>aux2.page
Mount FEP1:
set lmfs fspt unit 0

This is where all the machine dependent stuff should go.  Of course,
if you don't want to use IDS, you can leave it out.

The boot file should contain only what is needed to boot the world.
For example, this loads a file on the local fep:

Load World FEP1:>enhanced-pci-from-pci.load.1

This does netbooting:

Load World fep1:>Netboot-Core-from-Genera-7-2.load
Set World-to-netboot inc-clos-from-incbase-fccbmp.load