[rescue] x86 vs. SPARC BIOSes (was: Small servers (was Re: WTT: 1.5G of PC2700 for 1G of PC100))

Sevan / Venture37 venture37 at hotmail.com
Thu May 8 08:58:15 CDT 2008

>> However, the reality is that x86 boxes are built to run Windows, and
>> assumes a keyboard, mouse, and hi-res bitmapped display.  So the x86 BIOS
>> writers can assume the same I/O will be available.  This is a major reason
>> why I favour SPARC machines -- they were never designed under this
>> assumption.
> How come no one has hacked together a "command line" BIOS?
> In the modern days, once a machine is setup I can't think of needing to go
> into the BIOS from remote. The OS handles things once it starts booting,
> and all of the Unixes have serial bios support.

what about linuxbios/coreboot
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