[LinuxBIOS] Solaris

Justin Cormack justin at street-vision.com
Thu Jun 16 13:25:36 CEST 2005

Stefan Reinauer wrote:

>* Justin Cormack <justin at street-vision.com> [050615 20:12]:
>>Has anyone looked at what it would take to get Solaris booting under
>>Linuxbios on Opteron?
>>If not I might dig around (there is a modified grub - I think that does
>>some of the init work; one suspects that because of its heritage it is
>>quite BIOS-unencumbered).
>Solaris on x86/amd64 does not contain any open firmware support. So
>while using OpenBIOS to boot Solaris might be possible (if they don't
>do legacy bios calls), it won't benefit from OpenBIOS' IEEE1275
>compliance. This might change with OpenSolaris though--
>   Stefan
There are some odd BIOS based interfaces in the x86 code (though at some 
point it just builds a structure that looks like what comes out of the 
Sun PROMS). Probably easiest to just port the Open Firmware support from 
the Sparc part of the tree as its all there though.


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