[Fastboot] restoring x86 BIOS state before reboot

Bernhard Walle bwalle at suse.de
Sun Apr 29 05:41:35 EDT 2007

* Eric W. Biederman <ebiederm at xmission.com> [2007-04-29 08:51]:
> It may also be worth investigating if it is possible to bypass
> the part of windows that uses BIOS calls.  I really don't have
> a clue how a modern windows systems boots.

I think ReactOS has a bootlader that can also boot Windows, or at
least they are close to booting the Windows kernel. That bootloader
could be then used for booting Windows without BIOS calls.

I also heard that the 100-$-Laptop should now be able to use Windows.
As it's using LinuxBIOS, this could also be interesting. However,
maybe Microsoft simply modifies a special Windows for this, or they
integrate a ClosedSource part in that LinuxBIOS, I don't know ... :-(


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