[LinuxBIOS] petitboot - kexec based graphical bootloader

Jordan Crouse jordan.crouse at amd.com
Mon Oct 8 21:30:20 CEST 2007

On 08/10/07 19:16 +0200, Carl-Daniel Hailfinger wrote:
> Just saw this:
> http://ozlabs.org/~jk/projects/petitboot/
> >From the web page: "Petitboot is a graphical bootloader for the
> PlayStation 3. It's based on the existing kboot project, plus the twin
> windowing system for the GUI."
> Maybe this is something we can list in the wiki as possible payload.

Very nice.  Twin is a great option for payloads.  I've been toying with
the idea in my head of creating a general purpose payload library that
would handle early setup, and offer library functions.  That would let
others make a new payload by just providing an entry point, and linking in
the library, and we would do the rest.

Uwe commented that his GSOC curses work would go very well in that, and
I think we could also add something like Twin to that for the graphical side.

I haven't had any time to actually act on the idea, but if somebody gets
the motivation, I'll be glad to help.


Jordan Crouse
Systems Software Development Engineer 
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

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