[coreboot] Convert Assembly JMP to C

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Fri Sep 12 13:36:10 CEST 2008

On 12.09.2008 01:31, Peter Stuge wrote:
> Joseph Smith wrote:
>> I really think it is possible to take the data from the
>> mbr/partition table and manipulate it to our advantage, thus
>> bypassing ALL real mode interrupts. The problem would be if an OS
>> (like windows) deciedes to make a INT call....
> You are missing the point.
> [...]
> I hope you agree with me that one major design goal of a new boot
> standard will be to eliminate real mode from x86 boot.
> Stop wasting time on BIOS things. Do a comparison with all other disk
> labels that the composite of Linux, BSD and Windows NT supports.

Let me quote Jordan Crouse with a statement that fits perfectly into
this discussion:
> There is no one true load method.  If [...] is willing to do the work,
> then it is something that should be considered.  It makes nothing 
> obsolete and it makes coreboot more useful.  It is hard to object
> to that.



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