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SubjectRe: Flash linux into PC bios?
> But the fact it could boot a floppy means that memory, PCI bus, CPLDs etc...
> were initialized. All this initialization is done by the BIOS. So there was
> still a small piece of BIOS code left, probably in the write protected region
> of the FlashPROM.

Isn't this the emergency boot-loader of the BIOS (see the
documentation that comes with some flash BIOS loaders, e.g. Gigabyte
and others) that allows you to recover from an interrupted BIOS
flash? A sort-of "last chance saloon" that looks for BIOS code on
the floppy and tries to flash from it?


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