[coreboot] Convert Assembly JMP to C

Corey Osgood corey.osgood at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 06:13:18 CEST 2008

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 10:31 PM, Peter Stuge <peter at stuge.se> wrote:
> Joseph Smith wrote:
>> So for Linux do you mean reading /etc/fstab to find the /boot label
>> and going from there???
> No, that is a much later problem.
> We are at the stage when all we know are physical hard drives, and we
> want to look up where an operating system is, and how we start it.
> The how may be answered by multiboot.
> The where is your mission, should you choose to accept it.
> Where in this case means which physical drive, which partition and
> which file.
> Look at the different existing solutions for this problem to see if
> one of them will work for us, or if they can be improved upon to fit.

Alright, this is an entirely honest question, how complex is the mbr?
And how standardized is it? What's required to access it? And the big
question, would it be possible to create a new mbr that could be
easily parsed by FILO, but still compatible with fuctory BIOS,
possibly by using a method similar to windows chainloading? Just
throwing this out there, no idea if/how it would actually work.


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