[coreboot] FILO bug disk not seen at ata-0 (Doesn't try to detect on ATA only SIL3114)

Kevin O'Connor kevin at koconnor.net
Thu May 20 01:09:56 CEST 2010

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 11:27:35PM +0200, xdrudis wrote:
> On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 07:45:18PM -0400, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
> > I think you're going to want SeaBIOS if you need to install Linux from
> > a CD.  I think filo has cd booting support, but I'd guess standard
> > Linux distros wont work out of the box.
> Mmmm... hadn't thought of that. Just a crazy idea: 
> Is there a payload to load another payload from disk/usb/cd/net
> instead of Flash ?.

It's probably easier to just use SeaBIOS.

>I imagine the calling interface between coreboot
> and a payload is different than that between any of the payloads and
> the OS, but maybe it does not need to be so always ?  I mean can you
> keep for example coreboot+filo+something in the flash where the
> original BIOS was, so that you boot fast from flash ordinarily and
> still use SeaBIOS (slowly)

SeaBIOS is not slow - it is smaller than filo (both compressed and
uncompressed) and loads and initializes faster than filo.  During one
of my tests, SeaBIOS was 1.5 seconds faster to the boot menu than


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