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authorH. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>2008-10-14 14:38:04 -0700
committerH. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>2008-10-14 14:39:46 -0700
commit02b692d367343df7eed8c1b1a0f435424e8b3a56 (patch)
treee1b70e580a882950b50ac606e29f5445981c1fbe /doc/memdisk.txt
parent50b496340e63a7d81c6033b739381af2858d8ac2 (diff)
MEMDISK: default to "safeint" modesyslinux-3.73-pre3
There is enough evidence that "safeint" is a decent compromise between The Right Thing[TM] and dealing with the reality of ultra-broken DOSen. Make it the default. Clean up some of the command-line parsing code and status printing. Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>
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@@ -105,8 +105,12 @@ d) MEMDISK normally uses the BIOS "INT 15h mover" API to access high
bigraw Use raw access to protected mode memory, and leave the
CPU in "big real" mode afterwards.
+ int Use plain INT 15h access to protected memory. This assumes
+ that anything which hooks INT 15h knows what it is doing.
safeint Use INT 15h access to protected memory, but invoke
INT 15h the way it was *before* MEMDISK was loaded.
+ This is the default since version 3.73.
e) MEMDISK by default supports EDD/EBIOS on hard disks, but not on
floppy disks. This can be controlled with the options: