[LinuxBIOS] Re: Next step with LinuxBIOS

Alan Mimms a.mimms at f5.com
Thu May 19 18:58:12 CEST 2005

Hey, what about stucking the command line and utility aspects of u-boot
(u-boot.sf.net) onto LinuxBIOS?  I have been toying with the idea of
doing that for months now.  Does anyone want this?

Alan Mimms, Senior Architect
F5 Networks, Inc.  Spokane Development Center
1322 North Whitman Lane
Liberty Lake, Washington   99019
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-----Original Message-----
From: linuxbios-bounces at openbios.org
[mailto:linuxbios-bounces at openbios.org] On Behalf Of Tyson Sawyer
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2005 8:16 AM
To: Ronald G. Minnich
Cc: linuxbios at openbios.org
Subject: Re: [LinuxBIOS] Re: Next step with LinuxBIOS
Importance: Low

Ronald G. Minnich wrote:
> YES, please send me your kernel config and I'd like to try this. The 
> single biggest complaint we get on linubios is
> - no command interface
> - can't load a system from cdrom
> - can't boot from arbitrary disk
> - no command interface
> - no command interface
> - no command interface
> - no command interface
> - no command interface
> - no command interface
> - "we hate etherboot"
> - "FILO does not do enough"
> - "we want Open Firmware"
> Oh, wait, that's more than one, but you get my drift. Please send
> file!
> I'd really like to get a kernel in there and start resolving these

I put a command line interface on Linuxbios v1 a LOOOONG time ago and we

are still using it.

...but at least at the time you weren't interested in the patches. ;-)

We use it to select a kernel image in the ROM, the kernel command line 
options and optionally select a initrd image from ROM.   ...we have lots

of ROM. ;-)


Tyson D Sawyer                     iRobot Corporation
Lead Systems Engineer              Government & Industrial Robotics
tsawyer at irobot.com                 Robots for the Real World
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