IBM ROM BASIC or lack thereof

From: Iggy Drougge <>
Date: Thu Oct 4 09:07:48 2001

Loboyko Steve skrev:

>soldered it when I was broke in college. The BIOS it
>came with wasn't very PC compatible. So (and I'm not
>making any excuses for this..) I wrote a program in
>disk based GW-BASIC (I actually BOUGHT it) that looked
>like it did something when in reality it was writing
>2048K ROM images of the BIOS and BASIC ROMS of a real
>IBM PC to floppy. I took it to an IBM store (IBM had
>"stores" then) and told the salesman that I wanted to
>know if my program would really run on an IBM PC/XT. I
>ran it, it "worked", I said, "thank you very much",
>went to work, blew the EPROMS, stuffed 'em in my

LOL! That's so absolutely twisted! And a great story!
But how did you get 2048K onto a floppy? And are IBM BIOSes really that big?
Not even Amiga ROMs are that big, and the Atari fits an entire WIMP OS into a
128 K ROM.

En ligne avec Thor 2.6a.
Amiga: (noun) The most technologically advanced computer that hardly anyone
cares about.
Use in sentence: "I wanted to buy an Amiga for its low price and great color
graphics, but everyone else seems to be using IBMs or Macintoshes. So, to
remain compatible with the rest of the world, I spent three times as much on a
Macintosh and got only half the graphics capability of an Amiga."
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