[LinuxBIOS] #35: Make it possible to boot Windows using LinuxBIOS

LinuxBIOS svn at openbios.org
Tue Nov 7 13:00:48 CET 2006

#35: Make it possible to boot Windows using LinuxBIOS
     Reporter:  uwe          |          Owner:  somebody         
         Type:  enhancement  |         Status:  new              
     Priority:  major        |      Milestone:  Going mainstream 
    Component:  code         |        Version:  v2               
     Keywords:               |      Due_close:  MM/DD/YYYY       
Include_gantt:  0            |   Dependencies:                   
   Due_assign:  MM/DD/YYYY   |    Patchstatus:  there is no patch

 The issue of booting XP just will not go away.

 So, there are two options I see, in order of preference:
 1. find some way, using kexec etc., to boot XP under Linux, then put Linux
 in FLASH; done
 2. revive ADLO

 there have been a number of suggestions for how to do the first one.
 1. freeldr (vapor?)
 2. tinyldr (vapor?)

 any non-vaporous ones out there? This note is an attempt to start a
 discussion and discovery on this subject.

Ticket URL: <http://tracker.linuxbios.org/trac/LinuxBIOS/ticket/35>
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