Am Samstag, den 18.09.2010, 20:04 -0400 schrieb Dale Pontius:
> On 09/18/10 19:28, Jonathan Isom wrote:
> > On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 1:56 AM, Robert Parker wrote:
> >> Has anyone setup lirc so it can be used to navigate a grub boot menu ?
> >> Would this even be possible ?
> > Not with lirc. the L in LIRC is linux. grub is a boot loader that
> > starts linux. Now it my be possible to implement a grub driver,
> > though to my knowledge no one has.
> Hmmmm... Rings a bell. There are things called something like OpenBIOS
> or LinuxBIOS, basically Linux-based bootloaders that can replace your
> OEM BIOS. They're not really a Linux distribution, as they're really
> there only to have the necessary stuff to load the "real" OS, even if
> that real OS is Windows, Linux, or whatever. But for now, motherboard
> coverage is rather spotty, at best. I'm sorry that I don't remember th
> homepage, but it should be pretty easy to find.
LinuxBIOS was renamed to coreboot  three(?) years ago, because it is
not a BIOS and does not depend on Linux . Support for some recent AMD
based boards has been added lately.
> Your chances of hacking that to add LIRC are probably better than
> hacking grub, especially as the LIRC drivers are now getting added to
> the mainline kernel as part of the input layer.
Robert, what are you trying to accomplish? Do you just want to choose
different menu entries? As far as I know coreboot does not help with
that, but you could certainly build a payload using Linux to utilize