Video initialization, and bootloaders...

Eric W. Biederman ebiederman at
Tue Mar 9 00:42:01 CET 2004

Thinking out loud again...

The basic requirement of the BIOS core is to place the hardware in 
in legacy compatibility mode, which all OS software expect to find
the system in.  This really includes setting up a VGA compatible
adapter if it is present.

So if the emulator is small and a compile time option I don't have a
problem with putting it in LinuxBIOS exclusively for early video
initialization of plug in video cards.  Running code through emulation
is likely to give us the most predictable results of boards working
across different systems, especially non-x86 hardware.

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