[SeaBIOS] [PATCH v2 0/6] add F11 shortcut for network boot

Sebastian Herbszt herbszt at gmx.de
Thu Oct 18 21:01:55 CEST 2012

Paolo Bonzini wrote:
> This series adds a shortcut for network boot, similar to what is present
> on bare-metal machines.  F11 will prioritize BCV/BEV entries for network
> devices over all the other items of the boot list.
> After testing with a more recent QEMU I found that it deploys a BCV ROM
> that breaks network boot.  So this series has two extra patches that
> track the PCI class for boot entries; this is then used to filter boot
> entries for network boot.  A better choice of priorities for BCV and
> BEV is also implemented (patch 3).
> After Peter Stuge's prod, I reorganized interactive_bootmenu to use a
> switch statement, and split the reindentation away in a separate patch.
> Paolo

Might also want to update SMBIOS too.
BIOS Characteristic Extension Byte 2, bit 1 should be set if BIOS
supports "Network Boot Key". SMBIOS spec says it should (?) be F12,
but it's currently used for boot menu.

Bit 0 of the same byte should be set too, because SeaBIOS supports BBS.


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