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- Nov 2008
Bootloader in CMOS-BIOS and on USB-Stick
that's getting complicated.
I am thinking about including a usercode-module (Assambler, max, 64k) to my BIOS. This usercode-module gets loaded in the last POST (Jump) of my BIOS. --> So far, it is possible. No need to jump back to BIOS.
But this usercode has to be able to load a kernel or another loader on an usb-device. Important is, that the usb-device does not need an boot-sector (it is not bootable). It is simply a FAT filesystem.
For example the GRUB-Loader:
Stage1 and Stage1.5 of the grub loader has to be implemented in the usercode. Stage2 is a file on the usb-stick.
Is this possible? I belive a huge problem will be to implement a usb-driver in usercode...
Waht is the best starting point? (GRUB?)
Thanks für every thought on this.