[SeaBIOS] [PATCH 0/7] vgabios improvements

Gerd Hoffmann kraxel at redhat.com
Tue Apr 15 07:52:47 CEST 2014


> Oddly, I can't boot from a hard drive (-hda) when I use the
> coreboot/seabios I built though.  It keeps failing at "Booting from
> Hard Disk...".

I see that with my builds too, but only with -vga std (where coreboot
vgabios is used).  Same bios image with -vga cirrus works fine.  So it
seems this is triggered by the coreboot vgabios too.

> >   (2) color attributes don't work correctly.  Result is that you can't
> >       figure which line in your boot menu is highlighted.  Visible in
> >       Fedora live isos (which use isolinux as boot loader) I think.
> This isn't surprising as the vgabios handling of attributes in text
> mode is different from the handling in graphics mode.  It may be
> possible to tweak seavgabios so it tries to emulate the text mode
> attr handling.

Ok, so simply not implemented.


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