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== Booting ==
 
== Booting ==
Multiboot standard
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* Multiboot standard
GRUB - GRand Unified Bootloader
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* GRUB - GRand Unified Bootloader
Nilo - Network Interface Loader. NILO will boot Linux, FreeBSD, Windows 95/98/NT4 and support the Intel PXE standard.
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* Nilo - Network Interface Loader. NILO will boot Linux, FreeBSD, Windows 95/98/NT4 and support the Intel PXE standard.
Flashing on Linux Systems
 
MTD - Memory Technology Device Subsystem for Linux
 
/dev/bios - Flash ROM driver for Linux (for flashing System and PCI adapter firmware
 
  
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== Flashing on Linux Systems ==
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* MTD - Memory Technology Device Subsystem for Linux
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* /dev/bios - Flash ROM driver for Linux (for flashing System and PCI adapter firmware
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* Uniflash (nonlinux)
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* flashrom (LinuxBIOS)
  
 
== Other Open Source Firmware Implementations ==
 
== Other Open Source Firmware Implementations ==

Revision as of 00:10, 6 October 2006

Open Firmware Companies/Vendor support

What is Open Firmware?

Hardware Independant Boot Code - - An Open Firmware description at an introductory level by Matthew Johnson Open Firmware homepage The OpenFirmware IEEE 1275-1994 Apple's Open Firmware Home Page - Besides Apple's Open Firmware Technotes, this page has a link to a list of PCI cards supporting Open Firmware Writing FCode 3.x Programs OpenBoot 3.x Command Reference Manual OpenBoot 3.x Quick Reference


Forth

Forth FAQ kForth - programming examples DPANS'94 - very interesting: annex D and E. Gforth - Forth implementation of the GNU project PFE - The Portable Forth Environment is based on the ANSI Standard for Forth. It is targeted for embedded environments. vnpforth - contains a traditional compiler, which turns Forth into standard object (.o) files Moving Forth - Article on writing Forth Kernels by Brad Rodriguez Writing FCode 3.0 Programs Hayes ANS compliance test - a test for ANS Forth compliance by John Hayes. The OpenBIOS forth kernel passes this test. gfob - a forth source obfuscator Primer - A Beginner's Guide to Forth by J.V. Noble Forth engines - written in several languages. Thoughtful Programming and Forth - an essay by Jeff Fox. Selected Forth Papers - at theforthsource.com Stack Machines Stack Computers: the new wave - Philip J. Koopman Jr's book on stack computers offered as pdf and html.


Booting

  • Multiboot standard
  • GRUB - GRand Unified Bootloader
  • Nilo - Network Interface Loader. NILO will boot Linux, FreeBSD, Windows 95/98/NT4 and support the Intel PXE standard.

Flashing on Linux Systems

  • MTD - Memory Technology Device Subsystem for Linux
  • /dev/bios - Flash ROM driver for Linux (for flashing System and PCI adapter firmware
  • Uniflash (nonlinux)
  • flashrom (LinuxBIOS)

Other Open Source Firmware Implementations

  • LinuxBIOS - The LinuxBIOS project bootstraps systems to the point where they can run an OS kernel from flash or over Ethernet using Etherboot.
  • FreeBIOS - The FreeBIOS sourceforge project hosts all of the LinuxBIOS source code in CVS.
  • TIARA - TIARA, an Openbios/GRUB/PFORTH composite, BIOS replacement (dead?)
  • GBIOS - GBIOS is a GPLed firmware for PowerPC G3/G4 and some Motorola cpus.
  • Proll - Proll is a firmware replacement for SUN JavaStations to boot Linux

Virtual Machines and Emulation

  • QEMU
  • XEN
  • Bochs - portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator
  • DOSemu - DOS Emulation for Linux
  • Plex86 - extensible open source PC virtualization software