LinuxBIOS + FreeBSD = true?

Stefan Reinauer stepan at
Fri Oct 11 10:16:01 CEST 2002

* Ronald G Minnich <rminnich at> [021011 16:15]:
> On Fri, 11 Oct 2002, GNUOrder wrote:
> > I think the problem might be the name of the project.  Many BSD users,
> > especially freeBSD, wouldn't get caught dead running anything linux if they
> > can help it.  Silly elitist attitude, much like the elitist attitude some
> > linux users take towards windows users.  Now if it was still named freeBIOS,
> > they may be more cooperative.
> Actually, that was not the issue when I talked to them. The issue was that
> they didn't want to give up the BIOS calls.

Wouldn't some config option be an alternative? Is there a list of the
specific bios calls we're talking about

Best regards,
  Stefan Reinauer
The x86 isn't all that complex - it just doesn't make a lot of
sense.          -- Mike Johnson, Leader of 80x86 Design at AMD
	                          Microprocessor Report (1994)

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