Re: Linux/ix86 booting process and BIOS

From: aasloan (
Date: Fri Feb 25 2000 - 10:27:23 EST

On Fri, 25 Feb 2000, wrote:
> If you find a BIOS it will be in 'C' and Intel asm. There's no way
> anybody would have used AT&T (chicken v.s. egg problem).
> I agree the code is a mess. Further:
> o There is no makefile.
> o There is no way to make the executable file that does something,
> possibly the final relocations and checksum (no source).
> o The 'ASM' sources will assemble. However, they don't link into
> a BIOS rom. Something is missing.

If your looking at the same file I am, the makefile is bios.mak, its
an nmake makefile.

Adrian Sloan

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