[OpenBIOS] Proposals for development stages

James Oakley jfunk at roadrunner.nf.net
Fri Aug 13 08:59:38 CEST 1999

"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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