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To achieve this, two things need to happen.
To achieve this, two things need to happen.


* build a single grub2.elf binary that contains all modules required to boot the system.
* Build a single grub2.elf binary that contains all modules required to boot the system.
* add an IDE driver to grub2.
* Add an IDE driver to GRUB2.


== Status ==
== Status ==


* Tristan Gingold has written an IDE driver for GRUB2
* Tristan Gingold has written an IDE driver for GRUB2.
* [http://www.coresystems.de Stefan Reinauer] started integrating this IDE driver and building a single grub2.elf binary.
* [http://www.coresystems.de Stefan Reinauer] started integrating this IDE driver and building a single grub2.elf binary.
* Currently, grub2 on x86 platforms is rather dependent on a legacy bios and starting from 16bit mode.
* Currently, GRUB2 on x86 platforms is rather dependent on a legacy BIOS and starting from 16bit mode.


== How to help? ==
== How to help? ==


Contact [mailto:stepan@coresystems.de Stefan Reinauer] or the LinuxBIOS mailing list for more information.
Contact [mailto:stepan@coresystems.de Stefan Reinauer] or the [[Mailinglist|LinuxBIOS mailing list]] for more information.

Revision as of 10:50, 11 December 2006

Introduction

The long term goal is to replace the common LinuxBIOS payload FILO with a LinuxBIOS-capable version of GRUB2.

To achieve this, two things need to happen.

  • Build a single grub2.elf binary that contains all modules required to boot the system.
  • Add an IDE driver to GRUB2.

Status

  • Tristan Gingold has written an IDE driver for GRUB2.
  • Stefan Reinauer started integrating this IDE driver and building a single grub2.elf binary.
  • Currently, GRUB2 on x86 platforms is rather dependent on a legacy BIOS and starting from 16bit mode.

How to help?

Contact Stefan Reinauer or the LinuxBIOS mailing list for more information.