silo: Generic boot loader for Linux on SPARC Computers1

Package available in: [trunk] [8.0] [7.0] [6.0] [2.1]

SILO (SPARC Image LOader) is a first and second stage bootloader called by the openboot prom for loading linux or solaris. It can understand berkeley fast filesystem, ext2/ext3 and sun ufs, and re-reads the silo.conf at bootup. compared to LILO (the x86 hardware bootloader), you could select which kernel to boot based on a limited choice of cpu architectures within the sparc world, and you`ld only have to install SILO once.

... part of T2, get it here


Author: Ben Collins <bcollins [at] debian [dot] org>
Author: Jakub Jelinek <jakub [at] redhat [dot] com>
Maintainer: The T2 Project <t2 [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>

License: GPL
Status: Stable
Version: 1.4.14-442c756

Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).
Remark: Does not allow parallel builds.

CPU architectures: Does only support: sparc sparc64

Download: git:// silo.git 442c756bb09387e097c9bda87eae9d5104c593afsilo-1.4.14-442c756.tar.gz

T2 source: ls-c-include-order.patch
T2 source: silo.cache
T2 source: silo.conf
T2 source: silo.desc
T2 source:

Build time (on reference hardware): 5% (relative to binutils)2

Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.29 MB, 25 files

Dependencies (build time detected): bash binutils bzip2 coreutils diffutils e2fsprogs elftoaout findutils gawk gcc glibc grep gzip linux-header make patch sed sysfiles tar

Installed files (on reference hardware): [show]

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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).