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Re: BIOS boot specifications

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: BIOS boot specifications
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 00:17:45 +0200
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Samuel Thibault <address@hidden> writes:

> Gurganus, Brant L, le Mon 10 Jul 2006 16:44:43 -0400, a écrit :
>> I have been on a quest for quite some time to find documentation that tells 
>> what the magic locations are for booting a BIOS-based PC. I know there are 
>> magic locations on the hard drive that get loaded into memory and while I 
>> can find places in the Grub source code where those numbers appear to be 
>> used, I have not been able to find any kind of BIOS specification or 
>> anything that indicates those numbers. Does such a document exist or are 
>> current boot loaders just using the same magic numbers that predecessors 
>> have used?
> In France, there is the so-called "Bible of PC", I don't know the
> english name.

My guess is that you are referring to "PC Intern", at least that is
how it is called in Dutch.  I assume the English title is the same.
Ralph Browns Interrupt list is also a fine reference.


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