[LinuxBIOS] Support for Intel G965 GMCH Chipset?

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Tue Oct 31 18:44:20 CET 2006

On 10/31/06, Richard Smith <smithbone at gmail.com> wrote:
> Chris Ziomkowski wrote:
> > Second, the mainboards all come with an 8 Mbit BIOS flash. Will this be
> > enough to boot Linux directly? There is no IDE capability on these
> > boards, so the only disk options are USB or SATA. I don't need video
> > support. There will only be a serial console.
> Missed this on the previous response.  Yes 8Mbit will work fine.  OLPC
> was doing exactly that and we lose 128KiB to binary blobs.

I just shipped a K8 system (SUNW ultra40) to a user with a 1 MB flash -- in
which we put a full kernel, initrd, SATA drives, ext3, etc. etc. plus

It's wonderful. Boots to ash in 10 seconds or less. And, unlke the
proprietary BIOS, it can boot with only one CPU installed.

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