[LinuxBIOS] Using GRUB as a payload
stepan at coresystems.de
Sat Sep 23 12:51:15 CEST 2006
* Al Boldi <a1426z at gawab.com> [060923 07:30]:
> Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> > * Jamey <jamey at vodafone.net.nz> [060904 12:59]:
> > > I have just started reading up on LinuxBIOS and am keen to use it on my
> > > EPIA-M powered Linux server (for... speed! - ok, and coolness-factor)...
> > > and wondered why GRUB isn't listed (or suggested) as a payload option...
> > The problem with grub (v0.9x) is that it makes heavy use of 16bit bios
> > callbacks that do not work with 32bit LinuxBIOS. But you can use FILO as
> > LinuxBIOS payload. FILO has an option to display a grub menu by reading
> > menu.lst. Check out http://www.linuxbios.org/index.php/FILO
> Grub has a chainloader. Can FILO chainload?
Load Windows? No. Windows uses 16bit interrupt callbacks. Not possible
in 32bit LinuxBIOS.
Have a look at "ADLO", it was designed to solve this problem.
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