Stephane Boyer wrote:
> we already have a 16bit bios! and they work well enough. if you dual-boot
> dos/Linux , fine stay with a 16bit bios, but if you only use Linux,
> wouldn't you want a bios that was specificaly made for it.
No. I have several linux servers here. Durign the
rarity that they
reboot I could care less about the BIOS.
On my own workstation I have DOS, NT, 2 installs of
OS/2, and Linux.
That's where I need the flexablity of a new BIOS (with boot loading
Agreed. We should (IMnsHO) concentrate on getting the normal BIOS up and
running before adding the esoteric new features - we want to change one thing
at a time. Getting it to work at all is going to be complex enough, without
changing the kernel boot procedure at the same time.
Clean 32-bit boot functions are a reasonable goal, but we need the basics
first, and we need to formulate a proper specification for the 32-bit interface
before we even think about implementing it. Let's leave it till later, and try
to design something that other OS's will consider using.
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