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Re: Grub and USB Keyboard

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: Grub and USB Keyboard
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 19:58:39 +0900
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At Fri, 12 Apr 2002 23:53:58 -0600,
Derrik Pates wrote:
> Does anyone know if the Windows NT boot manager and LILO run in real
> mode? I know GRUB kicks the system into protected mode, and I believe
> that some lame BIOS makers are putting in legacy keyboard emulation code
> that only works in real mode, not protected mode. If LILO and the NT
> boot manager both run in real mode, that would seem to confirm my
> suspicion.

BIOS calls are only for real mode, anyway (except for some features
specifically designed for protected mode). So GRUB also enters real
mode when it wants to use BIOS calls.


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