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Re: Booting a CD / Special password protection

From: Vesa Jääskeläinen
Subject: Re: Booting a CD / Special password protection
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 18:11:31 +0300 (EEST)

On Mon, 16 Oct 2000, Jochen Hoenicke wrote:

> > 1. Is there a way to use GRUB to boot a bootable CD?
> Not at the moment.  I think most BIOSes that can boot CD-ROM don't
> provide an interface to this functionality.  This means that a boot
> loader has to provide it's own ATAPI driver and floppy remapping,
> which is very difficult.

I recently looked about CD-Bootable specification (El'Torro or what it
was) there were couple of new BIOS interrupt commands implemented which
enables/disables emulation etc. So probably this could be used for
this purpose. Only that remains is that ATAPI/SCSI interface.

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