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    SubjectRe: [Slightly OT] x86 PROM project
    On Sun, Mar 04, 2001 at 12:29:47PM -0600, Matthew Fredrickson wrote:
    > What does everybody think of the idea of trying to write a RISC PROM-like
    > BIOS for the x86 architecture?
    > I've been tossing the idea around in my head for a while, and after I got
    > my first SGI I realized that something like this would be fairly useful.
    > Basically, I'm wondering if anybody is already doing something like this
    > (not linuxBIOS, though the code for that could be a useful base). Thanks.

    Have a look at OpenBIOS:

    The project wants to create an IEEE 1275-1994 compliant firmware, like
    used by SUN (for example).

    [who likes SUN firmware even more than SGI firmware]

    J.A.K. (Erik) Mouw, Information and Communication Theory Group, Department
    of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology and Systems,
    Delft University of Technology, PO BOX 5031, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands
    Phone: +31-15-2783635 Fax: +31-15-2781843 Email:
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