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Re: efi platform and multiboot kernel

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: efi platform and multiboot kernel
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 19:59:22 +0200
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On Wednesday 18 June 2008 08:27:09 Bean wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 4:32 AM, David Holloway <address@hidden> wrote:
> > I've just edumacated myself about how the platforms are defined.
> >
> > Let me get this straight, the efi platform does not yet support loading a
> > multiboot kernel?
> >
> > I'm working with embedded kernels here, not just Linux.
> Hi,
> It's not difficult to add multiboot support, but the question is, can
> they support efi ? In linux, we can pass the efi system table using
> boot parameter, but there is no such thing in multiboot, so the kernel
> need to be able to access hardware directly after taking over.

Note that the Multiboot Specificatin 2 is designed to be capable of supporting 
a wide range of platforms. All you must do is define the spec for EFI (and 
implement it).


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