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Re: QEMU and ElTorito and EDD 3

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: QEMU and ElTorito and EDD 3
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 16:28:42 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 08:33:02AM -0400, Alex Roman wrote:
> I've been messing around with int 13h calls and it seems that the QEMU
> BIOS supports EDD 3 extensions.
> However, it does not support ElTorito extensions... I called the 4D
> function (Return Boot Catalog) and the QEMU BIOS (I think) printed a
> "nice" informative message:
> "FATAL: Int13 eltorito call with AX=4D00. Please report" (see screenshot)
> ... which I will (report, that is) :)
> But I thought I'd share the find first.. Looks like I'm going to have
> to use either a different emulator (vmware&co.) or a real PC... What
> do you folks suggest?

I was about to suggest bochs, but then found:

  ./bochs-2.3/bios/rombios.c:      BX_PANIC("Int13 eltorito call with AX=%04x. 
Please report\n",AX);

You could also try with virtualbox, which is (non-copyleft) free software.  It
doesn't work on x86_64 hosts though.

Robert Millan

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