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l4m2



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If so, any standard can be changed?


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Post 15 Jul 2018, 13:08
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l4m2 wrote:
Yes. Install DOS, it was 100% BIOS.
Post 16 Jul 2018, 00:21
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l4m2



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Isn't DOS in floppy disk?
Post 16 Jul 2018, 11:39
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Ali.A



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well, yeah its.
Post 16 Jul 2018, 12:28
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DimonSoft



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If you mean avoiding OS as a separate piece of software then yes, it would definitely be possible but wouldn’t make much sense, I guess, since such a biOS would be the only choice for the customer. It would be “hardcoded” into your hardware and to replace/update it you would have to go flashing BIOS which is a very special operation.
Post 16 Jul 2018, 19:15
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l4m2 wrote:
Isn't DOS in floppy disk?
The media is not important. It can also run from USB memory sticks. The BIOS emulates all the stuff for DOS.
Post 16 Jul 2018, 21:46
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