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SubjectRe: Boot messages (Was: Re: Ideas for v2.1)
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	The Intel Flash bios motherboards can be programmed with a picture
of the vendor or the users configuration. You can get their flash
bios writing program from ftp.intel.com, and it has docs for setting
up a bios picture, so all you nudie fans, and others can make stuff like
that, or even penguins show up. If I recall correctly it only lets you
drop in 4 color pictures, perhaps 16, but not any more than that because
if someone puts a mda video card in, they want to be able to niceley
revert back to a non graphical image thingie.. ;-)

- Jared

Shinanyaku graced my mailbox with this long sought knowledge:
> 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.
> > --
> > Miquel van | Cistron Internet Services -- Alphen aan den Rijn.
> > Smoorenburg, | mailto:info@cistron.nl http://www.cistron.nl/
> > miquels@het.net | Tel: +31-172-419445 (Voice) 430979 (Fax) 442580 (Data)
> >
> >
>
>
> Shin!
> __________________________________________________________________________
> Another Mailing List personality of Nicholas J. Leon shin@binary9.net
>
> Linux Kernel Database [http://www.binary9.net/nicholas/kerneldb/]
>
> "It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion, it is by the beans of
> Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shaking, the shaking
> becomes a warning, it is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion."
>



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