FILO features request

Takeshi Sone ts1 at
Sun Apr 18 08:42:00 CEST 2004

On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 02:10:29PM +0200, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> For the user interface, one could go the way with modular code, too.
> Elilo, the EFI boot loader, does a nice thing there. It has a "chooser"
> interface, allowing several user interfaces. Each user interface has a
> name, a probe function and a choose function. The probe function can
> check whether the current chooser works on the current machine (on
> Itanic this could be checking UGA availability before trying to show a
> graphical menu)

That sounds nice.

> > Maybe, we can make FILO to have the default config file in ROM, which
> > includes the filo.conf from boot device (CD or HD).
> > So the config file in ROM knows how to boot Etherboot in ROM.
> > But this is too complicated at the moment.
> How would that config file have to look? Something similar to the grub
> menu.lst would be fitting, wouldn't it?
> title Linux
>   kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 console=ttyS0,115200n8
>   initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd

Similar, but not the same. Grub has many commands that FILO would
never understand.


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