[OpenBIOS] Proposals for development stages
rossio at hoeftd.reno.nv.us
Fri Aug 13 15:56:58 CEST 1999
Does, anyone out their know how to get the DMI 2.0 spec.
> From: James Oakley <jfunk at roadrunner.nf.net>
> To: openbios at elvis.informatik.uni-freiburg.de
> Subject: Re: [OpenBIOS] Proposals for development stages
> Date: Friday, August 13, 1999 3:29 AM
> "Joseph D. Foley" wrote:
> > The linux kernel guys are sometimes a fussy bunch; such a spec already
> > exists, take a look at MultiBoot standard at
> > http://www.uruk.org/~erich/grub/boot-proposal.html, but I don't believe
> > they've adopted it yet.
> Didn't know it existed. It's interesting reading, but too narrow.
> What we want to know is what BIOS calls the kernel uses and then hash
> out new ways of achieving what is needed. APM is one example, there's
> also memory reporting, hard disk parameter passing (LILO isn't
> infallible on large drives), USB, PCI, etc.
> It won't be an easy task, unfortunately. I think we can come up with
> something though.
> James Oakley
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