[Fwd: Re: DiskOnChip Questions]

ron minnich rminnich at lanl.gov
Fri Jun 25 12:05:01 CEST 2004

On Fri, 25 Jun 2004, Hendricks David W. wrote:

> LinuxBIOS does not have its own kernel. The way it usually works is either 
> LinuxBIOS boots a kernel from flash or LinuxBIOS boots a payload (eg FILO 
> or Etherboot) which then boots a kernel. LinuxBIOS is its own entity in 
> either case.

I should jump in here and mention that the intent of the project, when we 
started, was: Linux == BIOS, i.e. LinuxBIOS. 

The shrinking flash parts changed our plans but not the name. 

I would still prefer, overall, to have kept linux in the flash as the real 
BIOS, but that is impossible on many platforms; hence the 'payload' 


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