[coreboot] ADLO for buildrom

Myles Watson mylesgw at gmail.com
Thu May 1 17:59:15 CEST 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin O'Connor [mailto:kevin at koconnor.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 8:25 PM
> To: Myles Watson
> Cc: Coreboot
> Subject: Re: [coreboot] ADLO for buildrom
> On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 09:58:56AM -0600, Myles Watson wrote:
> > This patch adds ADLO to buildrom using the gcc ported BOCHS BIOS.  It
> > boots Windows XP in QEMU.
> Thanks Myles!
> >It still needs as86 to be installed because
> > I didn't port the loader yet.
> Porting the loader from as86 style assembler to gas should be pretty
> simple.  (In fact, I wonder if just telling gas to use intel syntax
> would make it work.)
> However, ultimately I think the logic should just be ported to C code.


> >Other things like making the loader
> > understand the coreboot information to get the RAM map would be nice
> > too.
> I think we're going to need to teach legacybios about coreboot (and
> maybe add some new things to coreboot).  I'd prefer not require a
> special shim between the code just to pass the handful of parameters
> around.

I just want to keep the BIOS useful for QEMU and Bochs, because I think more
users = more solid.


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