On Sat, Jun 26, 2004 at 12:19:38AM -0400, Michael Robinson wrote:
> We should talk to the LinuxBIOS guys about writing a LinuxBIOS for the=20
> Dreamcast. This would enable us to bypass burning CDs for the GD-ROM=20
> and just let us boot over the Ethernet or the Serial port, or the=20
> Parallel port (HDD). Basically LinuxBIOS is some assembly and C code=20
> that initializes the minimum amount of hardware to get Linux up and then=
> Linux initializes the rest of the hardware. In our case it could have a=
> custom payload (for booting Linux off of hdd through the Parallel=20
> port). The payload is just the code that LinuxBIOS loads which then in=
> turn loads the kernel. This would make development and usability so=20
> much easier. Just a suggestion...
dcload-ip already works fine in the general case. On the other hand, if
you want IDE booting, sh-ipl+g does this already as well, you would just
need to fixup some of the logic for the Dreamcast (sh-ipl+g is already
ported to the DC).