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Graphical LinuxBIOS

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libervisco's picture
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Have you seen this? http://linuxbios.org/Screenshots#LinuxBIOS_with_X_Server_Inside

It is a video of a computer booting into LinuxBIOS *GUI* from which you can set stuff up like in a normal bios. Very cool isn't it? Smiling

I gotta make sure my next mainboard has LinuxBIOS support cause it is lightyears ahead of the ordinary DOS-like looking BIOS. Finally some innovation in that area as well thanks to the Free Software guys! Smiling

Anyone has a LinuxBIOS supported mainboard? The list is here.

Cheers

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Does installing LinuxBIOS

Does installing LinuxBIOS still involve removing the BIOS chip from a running computer and replacing it by another? In other words, is it still the kind of project that could give you a very expensive paperweight?

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Hmm I guess so..

Hmm I guess so..

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Quite some time (I guess it

Quite some time (I guess it must have been around 2 or more years) there was an article about something like that in the german Linux-magazine.
It's really an interesting way to fire up your box, I really hope that grows into something you can really use on every box.
I believe that in future the classic BIOS will be replaced by a more complex tool which maybe even will be able to do some tasks like partitioning and maybe formatting and maybe even backup and restore.

I think a Linux-BIOS would be a way to accomplish that.

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wow

Whoooaaa. Now that was impressive.

This would really help a thin-client...

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