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LinuxBIOS does '''not''' support:
LinuxBIOS does '''not''' support:


* DOS (makes BIOS calls)
* We have tested some of the BSD OSes and have seen, that FreeBSD for example makes BIOS calls, which is not supported by LinuxBIOS. Possibly with help of the tool ''ADLO'', it may be possible to boot FreeBSD like it is now, but the right thing to do, is to remove FreeBSD's dependence on BIOS calls.
* any DOS
* Windows versions older than Windows 2000 (they make BIOS calls) — (Does [[ADLO]] work with those versions?)
* Windows versions older than Windows 2000 (they make BIOS calls) — (Does [[ADLO]] work with those versions?)
* [http://www.menuetos.net/ MenuetOS] (makes BIOS calls)
* [http://www.menuetos.net/ MenuetOS] (makes BIOS calls)
* We have looked at some of the BSD OSes but (e.g.) FreeBSD makes BIOS calls, and we don't support BIOS calls. Possibly ADLO could be used to support FreeBSD, but the right thing to do is remove FreeBSD's dependence on BIOS calls.


It appears feasible, however, to introduce some "legacy support" to LinuxBIOS in the future to support OSes like the abovementioned.
It appears feasible, however, to introduce some "legacy support" to LinuxBIOS in the future to support OSes like the abovementioned.

Revision as of 12:20, 10 March 2007