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1Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2002 22:20:57 -0500
2From: Adam Sulmicki <adam@cfar.umd.edu>
3To: LinuxBIOS <linuxbios@clustermatic.org>
4Cc: William Arbaugh <waa@cs.umd.edu>, Adam Agnew <agnew@cs.umd.edu>
5Subject: [ANNOUNCE] LinuxBIOS boots Windows 2000, GRUB, and OpenBSD.
6
7We're happy to announce that we've been able to successfully boot 
8Windows 2000 without a legacy BIOS. We accomplished this by developing 
9software that combined elements from two very successful projects: 
10LinuxBIOS and BOCHS. The Etherboot project also helped in various ways.
11
12As a result now, we have a completely open source replacement for the 
13BIOS that can use (without modification) either LILO or GRUB as 
14bootloaders, and Linux, OpenBSD, and Windows 2000 as operating systems 
15(NOTE: We're still working on supporting FreeBSD and Windows XP. We 
16expect that improving ATA support will permit Win98 and WinXP to boot, 
17and finishing PIRQ support will permit FreeBSD to boot.) Motherboard 
18support is also limited at this time, but we hope to expand that along 
19with LinuxBIOS.
20
21More details can be found at:
22
23http://www.missl.cs.umd.edu/Projects/sebos/main.shtml
24
25and
26
27http://www.missl.cs.umd.edu/Projects/sebos/phase2.shtml
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29Ironically, twenty years ago this month Compaq introduced their Compaq 
30portable computer with the first BIOS outside of IBM, see
31http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=547 .
32
33Adam Sulmicki
34Adam Agnew
35William Arbaugh
36
37This work has been funded by a grant from DARPA under the CHATS program.
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