Upload

Loading icon Loading...

This video is unavailable.

Linux as a Boot Loader - Peter Chubb

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to like Linux.conf.au 2012 -- Ballarat, Australia's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to dislike Linux.conf.au 2012 -- Ballarat, Australia's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add Linux.conf.au 2012 -- Ballarat, Australia's video to your playlist.

Uploaded on Jan 19, 2012

Once upon a time, you could put a floppy disk with the Linux kernel on it into a PC and it would boot.

Nowadays, you have to use a separate program (LILO, GRUB, U-Boot, Blob, LART, RedBoot, etc., etc.) to load Linux, set up some parameters, and then start it running.

When you have new hardware, this sucks. You have to port not one but two programs that have intimate knowledge of the hardware. And you generally have to port USB stacks, Network drivers, etc.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Ratings have been disabled for this video.
Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading...
Working...
Sign in to add this to Watch Later

Add to