[syslinux] Does syslinux support IBM's Power (e.g., powerpc, Power 5, Power 6) CPU?
H. Peter Anvin
hpa at zytor.com
Tue Aug 28 19:45:32 PDT 2007
Bo Xie wrote:
> I know syslinux supports x86 and x86_64 right now, and syslinux does
> not support x64(Itanium).
> Now my question is: Does syslinux support IBM's Power (e.g., powerpc,
> Power 5, Power 6) CPU? I assume the answer is No, because syslinux has
> a lot of assemble code (e.g., ldlinux.asm) which is not portable to
> other CPU architect...
Not just that, but booting is heavily firmware-dependent. x86 is
*usually* PC-BIOS-based, but doesn't have to be; other architectures
have other firmware architectures which the bootloader has to deal with.
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