Finished First Pass

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 20:42:03 PST 2010


Mike McCarty wrote:

> Since 32/64 bit
> capable machines can't do that without horrible kludges
> (like the 286 32 bit capable code which rebooted to execute
> the BIOS calls, then rebooted back to 32 bit mode), you
> need cross development tools.

Almost.  That's a reset (of the CPU) not a reboot.  And it only needed 
to reset when going from 32-bit mode to 16-bit mode, but not the other way.

But you are right about the essence.  It *was* a kludge.

   -- Bruce





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