[LinuxBIOS] Solaris

Justin Cormack justin at street-vision.com
Sat Aug 6 14:59:45 CEST 2005

On 6 Aug 2005, at 13:10, Stefan Reinauer wrote:

> * Justin Cormack <justin at street-vision.com> [050616 13:25]:
>>> Solaris on x86/amd64 does not contain any open firmware support. So
>>> while using OpenBIOS to boot Solaris might be possible (if they  
>>> don't
>>> do legacy bios calls), it won't benefit from OpenBIOS' IEEE1275
>>> compliance. This might change with OpenSolaris though--
>> There are some odd BIOS based interfaces in the x86 code (though  
>> at some
>> point it just builds a structure that looks like what comes out of  
>> the
>> Sun PROMS). Probably easiest to just port the Open Firmware  
>> support from
>> the Sparc part of the tree as its all there though.
> definitely the cleanest solution. Volunteers? I can help on the  
> OpenBIOS
> side..

Hopefully will have some time in a few weeks to look at it, and have  
spare old Opteron boards I could use. Will try to get them up and  
Linuxbios and booting Linux as a first step shortly.


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