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[5]: Comment by darknexus
by pgeorgi on Sun 27th Feb 2011 11:30 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by darknexus"
pgeorgi
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2010-02-18

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

BIOSes generally don't care about partitioning (There are a few broken ones that do).
What they care about is that the bootblock is the first sector of the disk, and that's possible within GPT.

After the bootblock is loaded, BIOS only answers requests for sector reads, and supports up to 128PiB there.

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