[SeaBIOS] Next release

Fred . eldmannen at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 10:26:09 CET 2013

I've seen other BIOS (Award, AMI) have a setting in the menu to enable
"Boot sector protection".

What would be possible in SeaBIOS to prevent overwrite boot sector, mbr,
partition tables?

On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 4:49 AM, Kevin O'Connor <kevin at koconnor.net> wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 08, 2013 at 01:06:31AM +0100, Fred . wrote:
> > Boot sector write protection.
> > Prevent modify boot sector, master boot record, partition tables.
> >
> > Less and less computers come with optical disk drivers to run read-only
> > Live distributions from. Would be nice with option to set hard disk drive
> > read-only.
> > So you can use a HDD or USB as a LiveCD/LiveDVD distribution.
> If someone has a patch for this, I'll consider it.  I don't think it
> is worthwhile to hold up a release if this feature is not ready.
> Separately, there's no way for SeaBIOS to prevent access to the MBR,
> so I'm not sure how that would work.
> -Kevin
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