1494Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: IBM Computer Identification
- Oct 7, 2005chrism3667 wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, Sridhar AyengarIt's not just parameters, but also the device descriptions in the
> <ploopster@g...> wrote:
>>>>Also, bear in mind that there's no BIOS configuration program in
> the ROM
>>Actually, a CMOS setup disk for an ISA machine has almost nothing to
>>with an MCA Reference Diskette. Completely different beast.
> I sure don't know what a reference diskette is. It's bound to be
> explained to us though. You betcha. But there inevitably is a
> similarity between the two, cuz you said so yourself - an MCA reference
> diskette is useful for setting up the parameters that will be needed by
> the bios at bootup. This is exactly what a cmos setup diskette does. So
> in that way they indeed are similar. Undoubtedly a reference diskette
> has other functionality. Undoubtedly we're about to find out...
firmware, and the boot configuration, and much of the BIOS itself. It
does quite a lot.
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