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    BIOS Programming

    Can someone please suggest some books on BIOS programming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by juice View Post
    Can someone please suggest some books on BIOS programming?
    What exactly are you trying to do? Make your own BIOS chip? If you mean stuff like interrupt vectors and the other older DOS topics those things no longer exist. You have to use the specific OS API.
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    Now, please, for the love of all things good and holy, think about what you're doing! Don't just run around willy-nilly, coding like a drunk two-year-old....
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    ..... Just don't be surprised when I say you aren't using standard C anymore, and as such,are off in your own little universe that I will completely disregard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewHunter View Post
    What exactly are you trying to do? Make your own BIOS chip? If you mean stuff like interrupt vectors and the other older DOS topics those things no longer exist. You have to use the specific OS API.
    They still exist if you are writing a boot-loader/kernel, but if you are on windows, mac or linux then its time to learn something new I'm afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
    They still exist if you are writing a boot-loader/kernel, but if you are on windows, mac or linux then its time to learn something new I'm afraid.
    Thanks for the clarification Fordy.
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    Now, please, for the love of all things good and holy, think about what you're doing! Don't just run around willy-nilly, coding like a drunk two-year-old....
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