Adam Sulmicki firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
people first see "LinuxBIOS", misinterpretation does seem to be common. "LinuxBIOS" does *not* mean "a BIOS for Linux" - for one thing, Linux does needs no BIOS. The project's original intention was to put Linux in a mobo rom *instead* of a legacy PC BIOS.
it's this way for historical reasons and it almost seems too late to change. But Garzik really called this freebios so there's no reason not to pick that up at some point.
Not to mention "EtherBOOT" that boots from IDE.
That one is much less silly. The primary focus is still on booting over an ethernet network in with etherboot...
Things do tend to expand their functionality when we touch them don't they.
Another fun one is the Bochs-BIOS running on someplace besides under Bochs....