[OpenBIOS] Questions...

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at mandrakesoft.com
Mon Jan 24 20:07:31 CET 2000

Bob Dobbs wrote:
> Jeff Garzik wrote:
> >
> > Boaz Harrosh wrote:
> > > By the way LILO in ROM ?? sounds like the right place for it.
> >
> > It wouldn't be difficult at all to put LILO in ROM...
> It would probably be better to a bootloader that complies to a booting
> standard, i.e. GRUB/MultiBoot rather one that can only chainload and
> boot Linux.

I agree, though remember that there is big incentive to get BIOS
interrupt calls going, and LILO supports booting once these are in
place.  Also, hackers will hack on what they want... :)

> Remember that we are focusing on all operating systems, yet free ones
> (all free ones) have a higher priority.

The operating systems for which code is contributed have priority ;)

> If this means taking some time to make all free kerenels
> MultiBoot-compliant, well then it is time well spent.

In any case, supporting more motherboard chipsets, and basic BIOS
interrupts must come long before we worry about advanced stuff like boot



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