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Re: status grub2 port of grub-legasy map command

From: Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: status grub2 port of grub-legasy map command
Date: Sun, 31 May 2009 21:00:48 +0200

>> AFAIR CHS FAT32 FreeDOS sector does
> No, it doesn't: check it out. It overwrites es and di quite soon indeed:
>  real_start:   cld
>                cli
>                sub     ax, ax
>                mov     ds, ax
>                mov     bp, 0x7c00
>                mov     ax, 0x1FE0
>                mov     es, ax
>                mov     si, bp
>                mov     di, bp
> Same applies to the other two FreeDOS bootsectors.
Ok. I was wrong.
>> > Regarding that "biosdrive", it would add more
>> > complexity to what already is a non-simple system. I'd say that either
>> > this mapping gets done automagically
>> biosdrive is necessary only when authomatic routines fail (no or wrong 
>> result)
> The point is writing the automatic routine you described so that
> biosdrive is not required.
If this was reliable then yes but as it will never be user must be
able to override it
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