[LinuxBIOS] [Kboot-general] Re: small 64bit initrd

Werner Almesberger werner at almesberger.net
Wed Jan 11 23:41:59 CET 2006

Ronald G Minnich wrote:
> I think kboot and tinykernels and such could get us back to the original 
> vision of linuxbios from years ago -- linux is the bios. Let's hope.

Yeah, that would be nice. It would also avoid depending on a
"traditional" first-stage boot loader to load things from disk.
(That is, in a standard configuration. kboot doesn't really care
how you load it.)

By the way, how much flash is in modern x86 motherboards these
days ?  2 MB would be great for kboot, more would certainly
invite creative abuse (animated splash screens ;-), 1.5 MB would
be just enough while constantly hitting the ceiling, 1 MB may be
too small to do anything useful.

- Werner

 / Werner Almesberger, Buenos Aires, Argentina     werner at almesberger.net /

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