Open BIOSes for Linux
On many systems, a large portion of boot time goes into providing legacy support for MS-DOS. Various projects, including LinuxBIOS and Open Firmware, are trying to replace the proprietary BIOS systems with streamlined pieces of code able to do only what is necessary to get a Linux kernel loaded and running. Learn how to get the kernel loaded without waiting for the BIOS to do a lot of the setup that the kernel is about to do -- and do faster, better, and probably more reliably.
(Submitted by Anonymous Tue Sep 5, 2006 )
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