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SubjectRe: Linux-asm (was A patch for linux 2.1.127)
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In message <7335q7$ej7$1@palladium.transmeta.com>, H. Peter Anvin writes:
+-----
| Followup to: <Pine.LNX.3.95.981119125048.327A-100000@chaos.analogic.com>
| By author: "Richard B. Johnson" <root@chaos.analogic.com>
| In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
| > Linux probably started at the DOS prompt (shreak Oh! ---horrors), the
| > primatives necessary to get into 32-bit mode were probably done in
| > MASM (shreak Oh! ---horrors), and the first I/O was probably via
| > RS-232C.
|
| Wrong on all counts. Linux started at the Minix prompt, the assembler
| used was as86, and the first I/O was to the VGA console.
+--->8

...which is something that those of us who are somewhat aware of the history
of Linux could have easily guessed (did guess, in my case, and got it 100%
right :-)

I do have to agree that making such a guess as above was a foolish thing to
do on linux-kernel.

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carnegie mellon / electrical and computer engineering KF8NH
Kiss my bits, Billy-boy.



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