[Fastboot] restoring x86 BIOS state before reboot

Eric W. Biederman ebiederm at xmission.com
Sun Apr 29 10:46:59 EDT 2007

Bernhard Walle <bwalle at suse.de> writes:

> * 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 ... :-(

I know it isn't a ClosedSource part in LinuxBIOS.

In any particular case you can work through the details, and
make it work.

The hard part is making the general case work.


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