LinuxBIOS + FreeBSD = true?
Eric W Biederman
ebiederman at lnxi.com
Tue Oct 8 20:14:01 CEST 2002
Christer Weinigel <christer at weinigel.se> writes:
> a quick question, is LinuxBIOS able to boot any of the BSD-flavours?
> I'm especially interested in FreeBSD.
LinuxBIOS will load etherboot.
etherboot has support for FreeBSD.
But I believe the FreeBSD kernel uses vm86 mode and makes x86 BIOS calls
which LinuxBIOS does not implement. It should just be a matter of modifying
the BSDs to not make x86 BIOS calls and instead read the LinuxBIOS table.
There may be a few integration issues but it should not be too hard to get
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