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SubjectRe: [Slightly OT] x86 PROM project



On Sun, 4 Mar 2001, Erik Mouw wrote:

> 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:
>
> http://www.freiburg.linux.de/OpenBIOS/
>
> The project wants to create an IEEE 1275-1994 compliant firmware, like
> used by SUN (for example).
>

and apple && ibm
>

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