Coreboot n' Xserver inside 2megabyte BIOS Flash Memory

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    Building a Coreboot bios with xserver that runs inside a 2 megabyte BIOS flash memory. No harddrive needed.
    6 seconds to Busybox and another 2 seconds for xvesa and matchbox.
    8 seconds to boot and no HDD needed.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuzRsXKm_NQ
     
  2. Wow. What's it compiled against? uClibc? I assume the X server is Xvesa?
     
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    Uses Buildrom to create the BIOS image, a tool similar to Rom-o-matic.

    GCC, at least in the tutorials.
    Example
     
  4. GCC = compiler, not C library. :)
     
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    I don't tut in Linux, sry. :doubt: I am sure there is a distinction somewhere, but my windows is BSODing. Ltr.
     
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