[LinuxBIOS] Etherboot (FILO) with SATA on tyan s2895

Ronald G Minnich rminnich at lanl.gov
Fri May 19 00:03:49 CEST 2006

Lu, Yinghai wrote:
> No FILO need...
> Use mkelfImage to put tiny kernel and initrd to make one elf. And
> LinuxBIOS can treat that as one payload and just like FILO and
> Etherboot.

plus, I am modifying mkelfimage to dispense with some of the messier 
bits ... now that we have compression back in linuxbios we don't need 
bzimage any more.

> We don't need to port the driver to the boot loader. And everyone could
> focus on driver in kernel instead of waste time to port driver back and
> forth.
> That is correct way.


> Just like we are talking about UEFI support. We could add the table and
> services in LinuxBIOS, but we like to run uefi as linux application on
> kernel to re use the driver in kernel.
> We don't need to spend dev time on FILO and Etherboot anymore. 

yes, OLPC will have linux in flash. We are finally getting back to our 
original dream. Filo and Etherboot were temporary.


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