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RE: boot(8) for bebox

On 03-Apr-2008 KIYOHARA Takashi wrote:
> I will split boot(8) of bebox into boot and boot_com0 now, I am trying.
> However, I had forgotten CONS_BE existed in bebox.  It is necessary to
> depend on the VGA card in bebox, and to be booted by either of CONS_VGA
> or CONS_BE.
> I have not understood yet, and when BootROM of BeBox displays on the
> screen maybe as "Be", I think that it boots with CONS_BE.

What is cons_be?  Is that more like a framebuffer console?  I got rid of the
prep framebuffer console, as it was in really bad shape (looked like it was
copied from bebox).  What I really want to see some day in the future is libsa
containing enough rasops code so that a proper genfb driver can be written
inside a bootloader, and we use that instead.

> Is boot_be necessary for us?
> Or, do boot support both CONS_VGA and CONS_BE, and do it correspond with
> Vendor/Product ID of VGA?

If you can somehow boot the machine and generate text output on the console,
I'd just get rid of it.  The only reason to keep it would be if there was no
other way to get console output.

Tim Rightnour <root%garbled.net@localhost>
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