[syslinux] Does syslinux support IBM's Power (e.g., powerpc, Power 5, Power 6) CPU?
egan at sense.net
Wed Aug 29 04:36:31 PDT 2007
For power/ppc use yaboot.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:syslinux-bounces at zytor.com] On Behalf Of H. Peter Anvin
> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 8:46 PM
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> Subject: Re: [syslinux] Does syslinux support IBM's Power
> (e.g., powerpc, Power 5, Power 6) CPU?
> 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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