Mike Smith wrote:
> > > Nearly 100% of "modern" Flash Memory devices either emulate an IDE drive
> > > in Hardware or have emulate a standard BIOS disk device using some sort of
> > > BIOS driver, usually in such a way so that it will boot a DOS-like OS from
> > > it.
> > Which brings up the question that keeps nagging at me: How possible is
> > it to create a pc bios that is geared towards BSD/linux? This would
> > include its own lightweight repair shell. Couldn't this solve a lot of
> > problems with pc hardware, to have a unix-oriented bios?
> No. If you think about what BIOS code actually does, this should really
> be fairly obvious.
Sorry, I'm clueless 8). What does it do, exactly?
> In all reality, new BIOS features are actually directed towards the same
> sort of problems that we're facing, even if the process is driven largely
> by Microsoft. Take a look at eg. ACPI to see what I mean.
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Best Regards, Joseph
You will do foolish things,
but do them with enthusiasm. Colette.
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