The OLPC and BIOS upgrades
Posted Aug 31, 2006 14:55 UTC (Thu) by hamjudo
Parent article: The OLPC and BIOS upgrades
This is approaching the wrong problem. The root problem is that the system can be bricked at all. There should be a real ROM in there somewhere for emergency use and a hardware way to force it to boot off of the real ROM.
It can be complex to prevent accidental invocation, like holding a combination of keys while powering it on, and that gets you N seconds to do some other combination of keys, or it falls back to the normal boot.
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