[OpenBIOS] Openbios rely on other lower-level firmware
mark.cave-ayland at siriusit.co.uk
Fri Sep 9 10:49:58 CEST 2011
On 09/09/11 02:51, Jianmin Pan wrote:
> I want to study the openbios project, while there is a question, I read
> that, open bios rely on other firmware, such as coreboot, in my
> knowledge, coreboot is a bios system itself, isn't there a conflict?
Welcome to the OpenBIOS project :) Probably the best way to think about
it is that coreboot performs the low level hardware initialisation for
various chipsets and then executes a (generally ELF) payload in order to
handle the boot process.
In the past I've managed to successfully build CoreBoot with an OpenBIOS
payload for testing under x86 on QEMU which I think is a good way to
help get yourself familiar with the process. BTW as a matter of
interest, do you have any interesting projects in mind for OpenBIOS?
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