Fw: Re: Documentation [was: new FSF campaign ..]

Peter Karlsson petekarl at student.chalmers.se
Tue Mar 1 01:09:00 CET 2005

On Tue, 1 Mar 2005, Anton Borisov wrote:

> Payload is file that holds, for instance, LAN ROM, i.e. software 
>responsible for remoting loading from server. It's just an example. There 
>are FAQs (try to google) which explain much of your questions.

LinuxBIOS (initialises hardware) -> payload (etherboot,OpenBIOS, FILO 
etc.) (-> operating system)?

Ok, but that was just an example. Technical jargon explanation is still 
needed to get into linuxbios. For instance:

This mail mentions SPD,VID,DID,I2C etc. Does everybody know what these 
mean? To get more people interested in linuxbios one has to lower the 
bars, and technical jargon is a major blocker (at least for me). And yes, 
I do know what i2c is, and I think I know what spd is (ram speed?) but vid 
& did does not ring a bell. For anyone not knowing what i2c is I'll 

Best regards

Peter K

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