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SubjectRe: Boot messages (Was: Re: Ideas for v2.1)
Miquel van Smoorenburg was heard saying ....

> Uhm, all VGA cards support redefining the character set right? So why don't
> you just redefine the upper 64 characters and display them in a block
> of 8x8. That way, you will still be in text mode and LILO and the kernel
> can display all debugging messages they want. Ofcourse the kernel should
> reset the characterset just before starting the first user process.

Is that how modern BIOS's show a graphical image upon boot while still
displaying text? It sounds like TRS-80'ish!

> Mike.
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