[coreboot] A decent paper from Intel to study

Kyösti Mälkki kyosti.malkki at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 22:36:18 CET 2012

I don't recall the following Intel document being advertised on the
list, at least recently.


> Minimal Intel Architecture Boot Loader
> Bare Bones Functionality Required for Booting an
> Intel Architecture Platform
> If a developer wants to write their own BIOS on IA architecture, then
> they have to gather the appropriate documents (which aren’t always
> known) and guess the order that the items listed must be done in.
> There currently isn’t one document that describes all the items that
> need to be done in one place, nor is the order of initialization
> described anywhere.
> There are also many legacy devices that must be initialized and
> finding documentation on them is challenging.
> This document is an attempt to document the order, the minimum steps
> required, and generate a central repository of the various documents
> that contain the technical details of each technology / component of a
> typical platform.

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