[LinuxBIOS] What's stored in the CMOS by LB?

Goodrich,Steven steven.goodrich at amd.com
Tue Apr 25 21:31:49 CEST 2006

Exception 6 is Invalid Opcode.  This usually means that ES:EIP is
pointing to data or to garbage (stack error?).  It could mean that
you're not at the right privilege level for the specific instruction at

      -- Steve G. 

-----Original Message-----
From: linuxbios-bounces at linuxbios.org
[mailto:linuxbios-bounces at linuxbios.org] On Behalf Of Ronald G Minnich
Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 12:44 PM
To: Eric Poulsen
Cc: LinuxBIOS
Subject: Re: [LinuxBIOS] What's stored in the CMOS by LB?

Eric Poulsen wrote:

> 1) Does LB store anything in the CMOS?

it can. It does store a few abouts about the type of boot that occurred
(fallback or normal).

> 2) If yes, is there anything in there that could become corrupted and 
> cause "weird issues" as described above?

What's exception 6? I don't recall.

sometimes clocking info is stored in CMOS. There could be a collision

If you can tell more it would be good to know.


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