[LinuxBIOS] amideco, awardeco, phnxdeco now in Debian

Ward Vandewege ward at gnu.org
Fri Oct 6 21:48:19 CEST 2006

On Fri, Oct 06, 2006 at 12:52:47PM -0600, Ronald G Minnich wrote:
> Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> > Why? Decompressing factory BIOS is not our main goal. It may be convenient
> > to get the VGA BIOS from some factory BIOS in this way, but I hope we
> > won't have to suck in loads of code from other projects for that.
> Well, we do. The util directory is intended to be a set of handy 
> utiltities that may be needed to build a bios. The only way people can 
> get VGA bios today is via these tools. We don't have redistribution rights.
> I am happy these utils are in debian, but at the same time, I don't like 
> the idea that we have to tell people to get debian to get a utility they 
> need.

Err - for the record; the utilities are also downloadable as a tarball, the
links are on the Wiki, see the 'How to retrieve a good video bios' on the FAQ


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