[LinuxBIOS] Booting windows XP

Richard Smith smithbone at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 19:53:45 CEST 2005

> > Have any body tried to boot "embedded XP with console redirected to serial
> > port" using LinuxBIOS (freebios + ADLO bochs)?

You are in uncharted waters.  IIRC W2k is the only OS of that family
that has been booted.  See the wiki and Adam's page.
> > Is it possible to boot XP with the LinuxBIOS that has no VGA support?
> generally speaking yes.

No VGA will make it easier but who knows what kind of bios calls XP
makes along the way.

Can bochs itself boot the image?  That would be the first step.  That
way you have lots of debugging tools available.

Richard A. Smith

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