[OpenBIOS] Questions...

Jeff Garzik jgarzik at mandrakesoft.com
Mon Jan 24 11:36:40 CET 2000

"Ronald G. Minnich" wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Jan 2000, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > If you can get it to work, the loadbios program on the OpenBIOS Web page
> > should be your best bet.  It will load your OpenBIOS image into RAM
> > where the BIOS normally lives, and then warm-reboot to start the image.
> >
> > It wouldn't work for me, though :(  I think the reason is that I cannot
> > disable BIOS shadowing on my i430FX.
> There's an easy way around this, namely, make sure that you jump to
> 0xffff:0 instead of doing a reset. You get lots of testing done that way,
> and the shadowing is not an issue, and ffff:0 is the normal reset vector.

That makes sense.

Do you have a small BIOS loading program we could package with OpenBIOS,
or at least put up on a Web page somewhere?



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