All of this in a normal BIOS chip (2 MB), without any hard drive connected (who needs hard drives when you can fit everything in the BIOS just fine)...
The thing boots into BusyBox in less than 6 seconds, then in ca. 2 seconds into X11 + rxvt. There's probably even room for improvement there...
It seems there will be an OGG Theora version of the video soon, and I hope a small HOWTO about the project, too.
More LinuxBIOS-related screenshots and videos are available in the wiki btw., and a bunch more will follow soon...
Highly recommended for anybody who might be even remotely interested in LinuxBIOS:
The talk is about LinuxBIOS, its history, how it works, what the main challenges are, where it's used today and what the future will likely hold. Watch it, you won't regret it.
Have you ever wondered how you can easily capture a console session on Linux (and probably most other Unix-like OSes) without the need for special video recording software?
Here's how: you can use the script(1) command (part of the
scriptcommand. Without parameters the sessions will be logged to a file called
typescript. You can also supply a filename on the command line:
less -r mysession.log(it contains line feeds, escape sequences etc., so a simple text viewer will probably display garbage). You can even print it with lpr(1). Or simply display it on the terminal with
An even cooler feature is that you can replay a script with the correct timing information:
script -t 2>mysession.timing mysession.log.
scriptreplay mysession.timing mysession.log.
Here are the questions he was asked:
Answers here ;-)
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