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SubjectRe: Linux-asm (was A patch for linux 2.1.127)
In message <7335q7$ej7$>, H. Peter Anvin writes:
| Followup to: <>
| By author: "Richard B. Johnson" <>
| In newsgroup:
| > 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.

...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.

brandon s. allbery [os/2][linux][solaris][japh]
system administrator [WAY too many hats]
carnegie mellon / electrical and computer engineering KF8NH
Kiss my bits, Billy-boy.

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