On Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 08:05:38PM +0000, Eli Duttman wrote:
Nothing has come my way, regarding my initial query. I'd
appreciate a response, even if it is in the negative.
I'm sorry my skills rate to be of zero help with the project. I can read a little C
and dabbled with x86 assembler years ago. Nothing of consequence there.
I'm an IBM mainframe CICS system programmer, with over 40 years of experience. If,
by some chance, solid mainframe assembler and decent COBOL skills can be of use, I'd
be delighted to pitch in.
From: Eli Duttman <eduttman(a)hotmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2016 2:00 PM
Subject: Very Old Machines
SeaBIOS seems to be a possibility for the ancient ISA bus machine
reactivation project I have begun. What's currently in ROM lacks
INT 13H extension support and is not Y2K compliant. When last used
in the early 2000s, entering a 2nnn year seemed to be OK. An EEPROM
is not present and any "load" would have to burned into 1 or more
TIA, for any replies.
I'm not sure I understand what your question is.
The SeaBIOS code should run on any machine with a 386 or later.
However, machines have specific initialization sequences (such as
configuring the memory controller) and SeaBIOS does not implement that
at all - that is the role of the coreboot project. Given the age of
the machines you are working with, I suspect it will be very difficult
to figure out the low level details of the machine initialization.