[LinuxBIOS] LinuxBIOS panic room

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 06:19:53 CEST 2007

On 8/29/07, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net> wrote:
> I'd say it should accept a lar archive via serial console, perhaps using
> ymodem, and start executing the first member of the lar.
> A bit more detailed: If the BIOS fails to verify its checksum, it
> outputs a message telling you about it over serial, waits for signature
> to arrive over serial (a standard char sequence with repetitions at the
> beginning), reads until it has one complete signature, switches serial
> to ymodem and accepts a lar archive. The first member of the lar is then
> executed.
> The "wait for signature" is there to allow people to use multiple tries
> getting serial speed right. OTOH, if the code outputs a continuous
> stream of "TESTTEXT\n" while waiting for serial input, the other side
> can verify serial speed settings as well.
> What do you think?

That's the way to go.


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