[coreboot] Multiboot support

Ward Vandewege ward at gnu.org
Tue Sep 9 19:57:48 CEST 2008

On Tue, Sep 09, 2008 at 11:19:27AM -0600, Jordan Crouse wrote:
> > I'm thinking that it'd be interesting for coreboot to have direct support for
> > Multiboot, so that Multiboot kernels can be used directly without GRUB/FILO as
> > middle man (somewhat like this thing you call "LAB").
> > 
> > When I brought this up on IRC, Patrick expressed concerns about size.  I suppose
> > the best would be to give users the option to provide either coreboot tables or
> > Multiboot, whatever is needed for their payload, instead of adding both things
> > unconditionally.
> > 
> > Nevertheless I don't expect the basic Multiboot support to be excessively big.
> > 
> > If this idea sounds fine, I could provide a patch for v3.
> I support this idea unconditionally.  I know the limitations and
> concerns about multiboot - but playing well with others is something
> we need to do a better job of.  

Same here. Unconditional support.


Ward Vandewege <ward at fsf.org>
Free Software Foundation - Senior Systems Administrator

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