Victor 9000 and bootstrapping; was: laptops and 5.25 inch floppy drives?
cclist at sydex.com
Thu Jan 18 21:34:29 CST 2007
You know, a little google goes a long way.
I found this in the google cache at:
"On an IBM-compatible, you will find the BIOS embedded into a ROM on
the motherboard, together with hard disk utilities and a CMOS setup
program, although this will depend on the manufacturer. The ROM will
usually occupy a 64K segment of upper memory at F000 if you have an
ISA system, and a 128K segment starting at E000 with EISA or similar.
It's on a chip so it doesn't get damaged if a disk fails, as
sometimes used to happen on the Victor 9000/Sirius, which had both
the BIOS and the system on the boot floppy."
So, you've got your work cut out for you if you're going to bootstrap
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