[coreboot] FILO creating filo.conf
joe at settoplinux.org
Fri Sep 12 05:25:47 CEST 2008
On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 23:07:32 -0400, Joseph Smith <joe at settoplinux.org>
> Starting a new thread on the FILO subject because it isn't really about
> "BIOS" stuff anymore. What about this theory. FILO searches for a
> file on the first drive it finds in the first partition root directory.
> it does not find filo.conf it prompts the user for a configuration. At
> end, it prompts the user if they want to save it and writes a new
> file to the first drive it finds in the first partition root directory.
> This way the next time you boot the configuration (filo.conf) is found,
> has a timeout for user intervention (to add/change the configuration, or
> manually boot) and it boots that config.
Just wanted to add that this method would also cut us free from using any
other kind of Boot Manger (GRUB). We wouldn't have to deal with any legacy
"BIOS" stuff. I think it would simplify things greatly.
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