AW: [syslinux] SYSLINUX 3.08-pre10, including "bigraw" support

Johannes Feigl Feigl at
Mon May 2 06:00:19 PDT 2005


i've tested with 2 version of awdflash and uniflash:
here the results:

it only worked with freedos, not with win98 dos;
with win98 the images were not bootable; but
that does not matter; freedos is ok.

awdflash 8.27.45: flash ok
awdflash 8.27.41 (uses protected mode): flash ok
uniflash 1.40: when starting flashing the program freeze.

awdflash 8.27.45 never worked before so i think this
was a great work, thx.

i'll contact the programmer of freedos. maybe he can
write a workaround for this problem. i'll write it
to this mailing list if i know something new for you.

bye, johannes (jaf)
dulce et decorum est pro patria mori!
- Horaz (65 - 8 v. Chr.), röm. Dichter  

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: H. Peter Anvin [mailto:hpa at] 
> Gesendet: Sonntag, 01. Mai 2005 22:02
> An: Geert Stappers
> Cc: syslinux at
> Betreff: Re: [syslinux] SYSLINUX 3.08-pre10, including 
> "bigraw" support
> Geert Stappers wrote:
> > 
> > Would you please elaborate that?
> > 
> > Does it mean better support for 
> QEMU/Bochs/VM-ware/whateverCPUemulator
> > or does the announced change break working in such environments?
> > 
> Neither.
> There have been reports that some BIOS vendors "cleverly" 
> have used big real mode in their BIOS-flashing programs, and 
> they don't work under MEMDISK as a result.  This is a 
> workaround for that.
> 	-hpa
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