User talk:SvH/ DesktopBIOS

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Some comments on your DesktopBIOS notes:

Having the boot options be the first menu and putting "BIOS Setup" on it is a great idea. +1 -- Kmacleod 11:41, 11 June 2007 (CEST) Thank you! ;-)

Why do you believe detecting a serial key is difficult? I believe SYSLINUX has the necessary code. -- Kmacleod 11:41, 11 June 2007 (CEST) What i mean is, that not everybody has a serial terminal ready, when you just want to boot lets say from cdrom, when the bios is fixed to boot normally from harddisk. This was just a thought how to implement this "boot-selection-behavior". I don't know if it would be better to just probe on every boot every available media and boot from the first bootable. This might need very much time, which makes the statement that LinuxBios provides a fast booting obsolete. Because of this, my second idea was to normally just boot from harddisk until the user hits in the first 3 seconds one special key (maybe "F3") to boot from CD-ROM. Can a serial terminal convey the F-keys at all? Then this information (how to boot from other medias) should be put onto the splashscreen too.

About legacy-free mainboards not having serial: the trend seems to be towards using the USB "debug port" (EHCI Debug Port). Apparently the debug port is designed to be used without a full USB stack intentionally for purposes like this. -- Kmacleod 11:41, 11 June 2007 (CEST)

Yes, but do you have a terminal, which is connected only thrue USB? Is something like that already available in a computer store?

Thank you for your feedback! --SvH 13:48, 11 June 2007 (CEST)