On Sat, 6 Mar 1999, James Oakley wrote:
I was looking at an interesting spec today, the BIOS
Many of our ideas are from OpenFirmware IEEE-1275-1994. I saw that
specification from Phoenix and it sounded nice. But it was too
IA16-structured in my eyes and needs a bit of "platform cleanup"
What is a vision in my mind is at least a partly implementation of
IEEE-1275. Check out the OpenBIOS homepage for details on that IEEE
that it can attempt a boot of the next available
device. It also
suggests that BIOS designers should think of any device as capable of
booting from parallel, serial, USB, etc.
Hmm.. The Alpha AXP "Firmware" MILO uses parts of the Linux kernel linked
against the bios to support all hardware supported by Linux. This *may* be
a nice idea but on the other hand, it may be too bloated for a small 128kb
SuSE GmbH Can you afford *NOT*
Schanz�ckerstr. 10 to use Linux?