Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 5th Feb 2006 23:44 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris This chapter provides a description of the OpenBoot environment, the PROM, NVRAM, and the kernel. It describes how to access OpenBoot and the various commands that are available to test and provide information about the hardware.
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IBM PCs...
by CapEnt on Mon 6th Feb 2006 01:06 UTC
CapEnt
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2005-12-18

To bad who the x86 is so dependent of the crap BIOS. It's too ancient and too inflexible, near impossible to do anything userful with then after the boot process.
The FCode interpreter is just lovable and can really decrase the cost to write portable drivers between different machines architectures.
Their command line interface is also more powerful than anything in existence today for x86. And any OS can provide high level interfaces to control all options directly.
I will love to see that on pcs (well.. x86) someday.

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RE: IBM PCs...
by ciphernaut on Mon 6th Feb 2006 03:54 in reply to "IBM PCs..."
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2006-01-12

: I will love to see that on pcs (well.. x86) someday.

http://www.openbios.info/project/

Edited 2006-02-06 03:55

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EFI
by nimble on Mon 6th Feb 2006 07:44 in reply to "IBM PCs..."
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2005-07-06

To bad who the x86 is so dependent of the crap BIOS. It's too ancient and too inflexible, near impossible to do anything userful with then after the boot process.

Yes, and that's why Intel is pushing EFI as the BIOS replacement. Apple is already using it, and Windows Vista wil support it too, so hopefully dirty old BIOS won't be around for too much longer.

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