Linked by Gregory on Sat 26th Feb 2011 16:51 UTC
Intel "Intel is pleased to announce the BIOS Implementation Test Suite, a bootable pre-OS environment for testing BIOSes and in particular their initialization of Intel processors, hardware, and technologies. BITS can verify your BIOS against many Intel recommendations. In addition, BITS includes Intel's official reference code as provided to BIOS, which you can use to override your BIOS's hardware initialization with a known-good configuration, and then boot an OS."
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RE[4]: Comment by darknexus
by _txf_ on Sun 27th Feb 2011 11:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by darknexus"
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Well, EFI is not perfect but it is a step above BIOS.

I'm tired of having to boot from MBR (do any bioses support gpt partioning?)

Or that boot partitions have to be in the 1st 128 GB of the hard drive or else the drive will not boot.

Who says that efi has to have drm? Mine certainly doesn't. Get me a BIOS that does those two things above and I'll stop complaining.

Edited 2011-02-27 11:26 UTC

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