Re: Bios

C. Scott Ananian (
Sun, 17 May 1998 20:33:20 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 17 May 1998 Russell Berry <> wrote:

> sorry to bring this up here, but this little thread just reminded me. I was
> dealing with a little bios hacking a while back. An Award bios, and I was
> using dosemu running debug to do the asm, and would have to boot into dos to
> use the flash utility to extract bios code, and write the new bios code. Is
> there anything around for linux to pull the code out of the bios and flash it
> like the dos based awdflash.exe? Just wondering...

I've got an even broader request: I'd appreciate pointers on bios hacking
and tools in general. APM suspend-to-disk breaks on my machine and some
others with Linux, and I'd like to disassemble my BIOS to figure out what
this code is trying to do that Linux isn't liking. We adhere precisely to
the official spec, but I have a feeling something's undocumented or
assumed. Even DOS mode tools or pointers would be great: what's the
easiest way to extract this code and analyze it?
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