On 3/8/10 6:21 PM, Myles Watson wrote:
On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 9:35 AM, ron minnich <rminnich(a)gmail.com
The EFI lesson: if you're going to put an OS in FLASH, at least make
it a good one.
Otherwise, you get EFI.
Be careful where you're going here. You're starting to verge on
creating an OS. If you get that far, at least look at what's out there
before you go too much further.
I may have missed too much of this thread, but I
thought it started
out as a "recovery" method. If it doesn't work well enough to load
Linux, why could it load other things?
Because Linux needs a lot more stuff than anything else. APIC setup,
interrupts going, ...
I thought the point was that you want to be able to
recover when only
serial works. Lots of things can fail between then and loading a payload.
point is really to get normal going without an OS after normal
is misflashed, with only fallback left.
If you're beyond that point you're a coreboot hacker and want a
replacement flash chip or some more convenient methods to recover anyways.