[coreboot] FILO creating filo.conf

Joseph Smith joe at settoplinux.org
Sat Sep 13 14:16:03 CEST 2008

On Sat, 13 Sep 2008 10:50:53 +0200, Stefan Reinauer <stepan at coresystems.de>
> Joseph Smith wrote:
>> Hmm, maybe I stumbled onto something. But I need figure out how it
> works.
>> Can someone explain to me how it works when you password protect a
> normal
>> bios? Where and how does the ASCII text get saved. You guys may or may
> not
>> know where I am going with this but I have an idea if I can figure this
>> out. If a normal bios can save a password (ASCII text) than why couldn't
>> FILO save a kernel command line (ASCII text)?
> The BIOS paasword is saved in CMOS/NVRAM. and yes, filo can. you have
> almost 256 bytes
Ok, now were getting somewhere. This area is also used for the coreboot
CMOS/NVRAM table correct? What is the maximum bytes the coreboot CMOS/NVRAM
table uses? And how many bites could we allocate for FILO to use?

Joseph Smith

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