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Re: buggy BIOSes (Re: pretty colors in gfxterm)

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: buggy BIOSes (Re: pretty colors in gfxterm)
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2007 21:46:20 +0200
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On Sunday 02 September 2007 12:52, Robert Millan wrote:
> but I couldn't find this one from GRUB Legacy:
> 2005-02-15  Yoshinori K. Okuji  <address@hidden>
>       * stage2/builtins.c (install_func): If DEST_DRIVE is a hard
>       disk, enable the workaround in Stage 1 by replacing the jmp
>       with double nop's.
>       * stage1/stage1.h (STAGE1_BOOT_DRIVE_CHECK): New macro.
>       (STAGE1_BOOT_DRIVE_MASK): Removed.
>       * stage1/stage1.S (boot_drive_check): New label. This implements
>       a different workaround for buggy BIOSes which don't pass boot
>       drive correctly. This is effective for BIOSes which pass a value
>       without the seventh bit (0x80).
>       (boot_drive_mask): Removed.

This has already been included, as far as I see the code.

> As for other changes, I can't find them.  Did you have anything else in
> mind when you mentioned these workarounds?

No. The code in GRUB 2 looks more up-to-date than I thought. :)


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