Difference between revisions of "FILO"

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=== FEATURES ===
 
=== FEATURES ===
  
- Supported boot devices: IDE hard disk and CD-ROM, and system memory (ROM)
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- Supported boot devices: IDE hard disk and CD-ROM, and system memory (ROM)
- Supported filesystems: ext2, fat, jfs, minix, reiserfs, xfs, and iso9660
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- Supported image formats: ELF and [b]zImage (a.k.a. /vmlinuz)
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- Supported filesystems: ext2, fat, jfs, minix, reiserfs, xfs, and iso9660
- Supports boot disk image of El Torito bootable CD-ROM
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- Supports loading image from raw device with user-specified offset
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- Supported image formats: ELF and [b]zImage (a.k.a. /vmlinuz)
- Console on VGA + keyboard, serial port, or both
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- Line editing with ^H, ^W and ^U keys to type arbitrary filename to boot
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- Supports boot disk image of El Torito bootable CD-ROM
- Full support for the ELF Boot Proposal (where is it btw, Eric?)
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- Auxiliary tool to compute checksum of ELF boot images
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- Supports loading image from raw device with user-specified offset
- Full 32-bit code, no BIOS calls
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- Console on VGA + keyboard, serial port, or both
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- Line editing with ^H, ^W and ^U keys to type arbitrary filename to boot
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- Full support for the ELF Boot Proposal (where is it btw, Eric?)
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- Auxiliary tool to compute checksum of ELF boot images
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- Full 32-bit code, no BIOS calls
  
 
=== Additional Information ===
 
=== Additional Information ===

Revision as of 18:27, 17 November 2005

What is FILO

Filo is a bootloader which loads boot images from local filesystem, without help from legacy BIOS services.

Expected usage is to flash it into the BIOS ROM together with LinuxBIOS.

FEATURES

- Supported boot devices: IDE hard disk and CD-ROM, and system memory (ROM)

- Supported filesystems: ext2, fat, jfs, minix, reiserfs, xfs, and iso9660

- Supported image formats: ELF and [b]zImage (a.k.a. /vmlinuz)

- Supports boot disk image of El Torito bootable CD-ROM

- Supports loading image from raw device with user-specified offset

- Console on VGA + keyboard, serial port, or both

- Line editing with ^H, ^W and ^U keys to type arbitrary filename to boot

- Full support for the ELF Boot Proposal (where is it btw, Eric?)

- Auxiliary tool to compute checksum of ELF boot images

- Full 32-bit code, no BIOS calls

Additional Information

Filo on AMD64
Filo on the Arima Hdama