rminnich at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 19:21:34 CET 2016
hey, peter, code wins :-) go for it
On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 10:08 AM Peter Stuge <peter at stuge.se> wrote:
> Julius Werner wrote:
> > If you really can't stand the idea of BIOS interrupts and real mode,
> I for one can't.
> > I think your next best option would be to try to cram an
> > as-small-as-possible binary recovery descriptor and the real mode
> > code to parse/load/execute it together into the 446 bytes of MBR
> > space you have.
> I like this idea a lot. Backwards compatible is hugely important.
> > This way, your new payloads can just find and parse/load/execute
> > the descriptor itself without having to provide any BIOS interface,
> > but the thing is still compatible with existing legacy BIOSes as
> > well.)
> I am sold.
> Ron, I will make you a deal: If we use Concise Binary Object Representation
> (CBOR, RFC 7049) for the MBR data then its working format can be JSON.
> I'd be interested in writing the x86 code.
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