[OpenBIOS] What OpenBIOS should contain

James Oakley jfunk at roadrunner.nf.net
Sat Jul 24 23:43:58 CEST 1999

Edward Brotsman Dreger wrote:

> Store the NIC driver on a specially-formatted floppy.  The floppy would
> call a BIOS routine to register NIC driver of size XXXX at address XXXX,
> and the BIOS would take over.

Unfortunately, this would defeat the purpose of a diskless workstation.

This is why a Linux style BIOS configuration is advantageous. You pick
your NIC and recompile.

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