Solved

Bios functions access

Posted on 2000-04-25
4
373 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-22
Is is possible to access to bios interupt with linux
such as int 13h ?

If it's possible, how can I do ?
0
Comment
Question by:vdaanen
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:fremsley
ID: 2747938
No. That's the sort of things the kernel was made to prevent a normal program from -- would be a big security problem otherwise. You will have to use the functionality of the Linux system calls.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:munsie
ID: 2749820
actually, the bigger problem is that Linux is a true 32-bit operating system, and the BIOS is 16-bit code.

Most modern operating systems just provide their own ways of doing functionality the BIOS provides, because the call into the BIOS would be very expensive (read slow).

A good question for you then, is what exactly are you trying to accomplish with the BIOS function?  There is bound to be a easier/better way of doing the required functionality that will probally be more portable across different versions of Linux/Unix.

good luck,
dennis
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
misguided earned 10 total points
ID: 2785292
  if u want to be able to to access bios function calls like in DOS...well..ehhehe..u have to do some kernel programming..u can't do that as what fremsley says..the kernel prevents u from doing that..but u can modify the kernel ..:) u know like kernel hacking..and it is possible..but if u don't have access to the kernel..mmmm..that would be quite impossible..ur used to MS-DOS ..:) well that is easy right..but in LInux ..hehehe...u can't....for more info...look for Kernel programming info on the web..:) happy hacking..
0
 

Expert Comment

by:misguided
ID: 2785295
btw..u could make the kernel do it on behalf of u..:)
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
generating rpm using noarch parameter 1 44
RHEL red hat 7.3 how can I upgrade the kernel? 12 963
Linux: disable vim auto-comment 7 136
linux 13 77
Have you ever been frustrated by having to click seven times in order to retrieve a small bit of information from the web, always the same seven clicks, scrolling down and down until you reach your target? When you know the benefits of the command l…
The purpose of this article is to fix the unknown display problem in Linux Mint operating system. After installing the OS if you see Display monitor is not recognized then we can install "MESA" utilities to fix this problem or we can install additio…
Nobody understands Phishing better than an anti-spam company. That’s why we are providing Phishing Awareness Training to our customers. According to a report by Verizon, only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management. With compan…
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…

821 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question