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Anyone here know GRUB really well? (int13e dark magic)

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Anyone here know GRUB really well? (int13e dark magic)

by Gibsaw » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:59 am

Grub is one of those things I touch, when I need to make something boot a new kernel. I don't know it well, and I have a question.

From the docs, it looks like grub can boot disk images and emulate the BIOS int13E interface.

Now that makes me think that theres a possibility that grub could emulate the int13e interface when presenting a real drive and overcome the dreaded 504MB BIOS limitation. I'd rather overcome this using a modern, well supported bootloader, than start hunting the internet for obsolete versions of ez-drive that might support my drive.

Anyone tried this?
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Re: Anyone here know GRUB really well? (int13e dark magic)

by Gibsaw » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:53 pm

Well, it looks like this problem may be solveable using an XTIDE BIOS chip... but I would still be quite keen to see what anyone's mileage is for using GRUB for this purpose. (or "GRUB for DOS")
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