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SubjectRe: Boot messages (Was: Re: Ideas for v2.1)
On Wed, 19 Jun 1996, Matt Hawkins wrote:
> Hate to sound stupid, but just how is lilo going to go about displaying
> graphical images? Are we going to put graphics support into lilo? Do
> you think that's going to fit into the MBR or superblock? And what about
> those ppl who don't use lilo?
> -- Matt
You sound stupid, all the lilo loader in the MBR/superblock/.... does is
load the second stage loader off disk, which load's the kernel or other
OS (dos/os2/win95/winNT/...).

It could just as easly load a second stage loader that know's some stuff
about how to detect a vga display, how to put it in some basic graphic
mode, and stick up a low res image up during boot, after which the kernel
would reset it (from video.S or some such place, video.S could include code
that resets the vga to textmode).
PGP key pass phrase forgotten, \ Overload -- core meltdown sequence
again :( | initiated.
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| blank, apart from this text ;-)

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