[OpenBIOS] Re: boy is EFI a kludge!

Gavin Robert Brewer gavinbr at gavinbr.worldonline.co.uk
Tue Aug 28 17:48:34 CEST 2001

Ronald G Minnich wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Aug 2001, Gavin Robert Brewer wrote:
> > Why not redirect the boot sequence to a log file? Then you would not get
> > all the nasty looking spam; but you could take a look at it, (if you
> > wanted).
> first, this  has nothing to do with bios. Let's keep the list on topic for
> a while :-)

Yes it has. Are we not looking at booting Linux straight from power-up?
Remember, it is **Award-BIOS** which activates the bootloader, which in
turn uncompresses the boot image, and blah. 

LinuxBIOS should go one step further, in my view. It should just be a
very basic set of primitives which call up the bootloader, perhaps even
integrating the bootloader into itself. Think laterally for a moment...

Who knows? perhaps even the Kernel image may become burnt into EEPROM
and distributed as part of an embedded solution for industry. Then
LinuxBIOS would no longer be BIOS, but something far more integrated.
> second, if you haven't mounted a disk writeable, how can you redirect to a
> file.

Wait. Stop & Think. Engage imagination chip. (Seldom used amongst calif.

You store the messages in RAM. After the disk is mounted, you then
scribble the data direct from ram to a log-file on disc. Easy.

Oh, and HDDs are on the way OUT in industry. Nearly all savvy industrial
techies know that Flash memories are the way to go...

try visiting http://www.bitmicro.com  (be astounded).

The fuel for Revolution is all out there, ready to ignite. 

You had better watch where you are sitting, Ron <|:-p

All the best,
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