[LinuxBIOS] lxbios bug?
ward at gnu.org
Mon Apr 23 22:53:48 CEST 2007
On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 10:38:18PM +0200, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> The checksum was wrong, so none of the values were used.
Ah, that makes sense.
> It's not you doing this wrong. I think linuxbios should in fact reset
> the extended linuxbios range in cmos to the values it has hardcoded as
> defaults from the cmos options file.
Right. That would be cool.
> > I can't really seem to find any documentation about all the settings that are
> > possible with lxbios; most seem straightforward enough, but is there
> > something out there that describes each field?
> No. The wild thing is these settings may be different in each mainboard
> and many of them are there because of copy & paste.
I see! Hmmm, it would be a nice project to do some code analysis to find out
which port uses which settings, and document that.
> > boot_first = HDD
> > boot_second = Network
> > boot_third = Floppy
> > boot_index = 0xe
> > boot_countdown = 0xfa
> I think these are used by some payload. Baremetal toolkit? Etherboot?
But not FILO, I take it?
I've started a page on lxbios on the LB wiki to document this:
Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior System Administrator
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