[coreboot] GSoC 2010
stepan at coresystems.de
Mon Mar 8 19:43:16 CET 2010
On 3/8/10 6:21 PM, Myles Watson wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 9:35 AM, ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com
> <mailto:rminnich at gmail.com>> wrote:
> The EFI lesson: if you're going to put an OS in FLASH, at least make
> it a good one.
> Otherwise, you get EFI.
> Be careful where you're going here. You're starting to verge on
> creating an OS. If you get that far, at least look at what's out there
> before you go too much further.
> I may have missed too much of this thread, but I thought it started
> out as a "recovery" method. If it doesn't work well enough to load
> Linux, why could it load other things?
Because Linux needs a lot more stuff than anything else. APIC setup,
interrupts going, ...
> I thought the point was that you want to be able to recover when only
> serial works. Lots of things can fail between then and loading a payload.
No, the point is really to get normal going without an OS after normal
is misflashed, with only fallback left.
If you're beyond that point you're a coreboot hacker and want a
replacement flash chip or some more convenient methods to recover anyways.
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