[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Charles Shannon Hendrix shannon at widomaker.com
Fri Apr 30 10:02:58 CDT 2004

Thu, 29 Apr 2004 @ 16:23 -0400, Dave McGuire said:

> On Apr 29, 2004, at 3:48 PM, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> >>>Why didn't that ever take off?
> >>
> >>  It did.  It's tremendously popular on modern systems.  PCs, however,
> >>are not modern systems.
> >
> >Forth BIOS on PCI cards has taken off?
> >
> >System BIOS, yes, but every PCI card I've had seems to have a 
> >CPU/system
> >specific BIOS.
>   I was actually talking about system firmware.

Well, I'm talking about card BIOS.  Years ago they talked about making
it possible to use all cards on any system by having enough of a CPU
neutral BIOS for bootstrapping.

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