Linux starts UP then and uses 8259A interrupt
controllers which have
to work due to the DOS compatibility.
DAMNIT! I wish I could go back in time to 1978 and show microsoft how to write
a good unified driver and GFX library architecture so that all programs would
be written to use a single portable interface so we could have 32 peer
interrupt channels (no cascading) and a full 16 DMAs. =((((((((((((((
Just for fun: rewrite your autoexec.bat to read:
" Mem /c > prn "
turn your printer on, yank out your video card and then boot... You get like
900k of somewhat usable DOS memory! =)
I have proof that this works, it is hanging on my wall! =)
To whomever it may concern: DO NOT RECCOMEND A PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE TO ME
WITHOUT PROVIDING COMPLETE BIBILOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON WHAT YOU THINK
TO BE THE BEST MANUAL FOR LEARNING AND USING IT.
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