A x86-bootloader for danrlOS using Disk Address Packets for boot-media access. BIOS Interrupt 0x13 with register AH set to 0x42 allows extended reading of sectors from a drive. This method allows a bootloader to load data from a drive without calculating head and track numbers. Moreover, it is possible to boot a kernel that resides at the end of a large drive. Unfortunately, most bootloaders still use the old and limited method Interrupt 0x13 with AH set to 0x02.
Written by Dan Luedtke firstname.lastname@example.org.
danrlOS-MBR - x86-bootloader Copyright (C) 2011 Dan Luedtke <email@example.com> This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.