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David Kuehling dvdkhlng at
Sat Sep 3 06:51:05 EDT 2011

>>>>> "KIMURA" == KIMURA Masaru <hiyuh.root at> writes:

> Hi,
>> As a workaround for now, you could try to (cross-)compile a
>> (statically linked) version of usb-boot for x86 or mipsel (or
>> armel/armeabi), and just launch it via qemu-i386
>> resp. qemu-mipsel.  These qemu-commands do user-space emulation,
>> i.e. simulate a CPU and just pass syscalls to your PPC system.  This
>> way, they will also pass all the syscalls that access the USB bus,
>> and I guess this will suffice to make usbboot work.

> preparing i386 cross toochain for just testing this proposed
> workaround is sheer nonsense.  anyone can give me i386-static-linked
> usbboot?

Try this:

It's compiled for mipsel, which should emulate a little quicker than
x86, given how simple the mips instruction set is.

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