Largest BIOS Workspace

Antony Stone Antony at
Mon Apr 5 10:24:01 CEST 2004

On Monday 05 April 2004 3:41 pm, Don Brown wrote:

> Within BIOS in general and LinuxBIOS in particular, what is the largest
> workspace available.  Are we limited to a 4 meg chip to store LinuxBIOS?
> Can we build or lever into some larger area?

Depends on your motherboard (primarily - how many address lines go to the BIOS 

If you use banked architectures such as DoC then you can access much larger 
amounts of storage on a device plugged into that socket, however I'm not sure 
if that meets your needs (maybe you're looking for a simple contiguous memory 



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