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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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