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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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