[LinuxBIOS] USB booting in LinuxBIOS
uwe at hermann-uwe.de
Fri Nov 30 23:46:29 CET 2007
On Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 08:00:11PM -0700, Jordan Crouse wrote:
> On 30/11/07 03:33 +0100, Uwe Hermann wrote:
> > [New thread]
> > On Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 08:25:32PM -0500, Richard Smith wrote:
> > > That said, here in the OLPC offices we have still have periodic pain
> > > involved with USB booting. A lot of usb sticks are just trash. The
> > > generic case requires up to several seconds of delay before you can access
> > > them.
> > I'm curious, what do you use for USB booting? Is it suitable for
> > generic LinuxBIOS use, too? Both FILO and Etherboot seem pretty broken
> > wrt USB at the moment, GRUB2 doesn't have support at all AFAIK.
> They use OFW.
Sure, but how is the "boot from USB" functionality implemented? Forth
code? C code? Can we port it to LinuxBIOS/FILO/GRUB somehow?
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