[coreboot] Convert Assembly JMP to C

Peter Stuge peter at stuge.se
Fri Sep 12 01:00:50 CEST 2008

Joseph Smith wrote:
> > If you want BIOS behavior, just use a BIOS.
> Dam it Peter, I don't want to make FILO into a "BIOS".

You want to make it act like one.

> I just want to make it boot like a bootloader should. A bootloader
> should be able to boot a drive without specifing PATHS.

Now this is an interesting discussion!

> It should be able to read the drives info and boot to the OS. No
> matter what OS it is.....

That requires standardization among the OSes. They all have to behave
the same way to some limited degree. At present, the standard is BIOS
and SeaBIOS is how we implement this standard. It has already been
done, don't spend time implementing it again. (But please help Kevin
out if you want to.)

As for a new standard I think we should start out by evaluating all
current disklabel schemes to see what state of the art is, and how we
can improve upon it.


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