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    Phoronix: Intel Planning To End Legacy BIOS Support By 2020

    Intel is planning to end "legacy BIOS" support in their new platforms by 2020 in requiring UEFI Class 3 or higher...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-BIOS-EOL-2020

  • #2
    inb4 people screaming at the obsolescence or something.

    I'm kinda saddened by the loss of the legacy BIOS mode as it's a loss of options, and I laugh in the face of statements like "will mitigate some security risks" or "allows for supporting more modern technologies" as it's just a module running in the shittiest firmware architecture ever.

    I wonder if there is any EFI application that can take the place of CSM/legacy bios mode.

    I personally don't mind much about its loss.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
      I wonder if there is any EFI application that can take the place of CSM/legacy bios mode.
      Clover uses SeaBIOS to do just that.

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      • #4
        Well, this is one area where Itanium was ahead of the curve. It has always been EFI-only since its inception in 2001.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
          I wonder if there is any EFI application that can take the place of CSM/legacy bios mode.
          Clover uses SeaBIOS to do just that.

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          • #6
            You could use coreboot with the SeaBIOS payload if you want a BIOS system.
            But that probably wouldn't work unless you had some very specific board and chipset that were supported.

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            • #7
              Has AMD done this yet?

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              • #8
                Funny: I tried to disable CSM in my system, and it complained during boot because... my graphic card needs it!

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                • #9
                  Soon : Intel announces the removal of keyboard support.
                  Focusing on the mouse will allow developers to pursue exciting new technologies, and mitigate security issues.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rastersoft View Post
                    Funny: I tried to disable CSM in my system, and it complained during boot because... my graphic card needs it!
                    great that you weren't left with an irrecoverable display-less system

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