Question about the boot protocol
Sherry Zhang(BJ-RD)
2018-08-30 06:25:24 UTC
Hi all,
Recently I have learned the grub2.02 source code.
Legacy BIOS
Linux kernel Documents/x86/boot.txt :

(1) 16-bit boot protocol

(2) 32-bit boot protocol:

(3) 64-bit boot protocol: 64-bit cpu/kernel/bootloader
Some questions about it.

Question 1: How do I check that grub2 is 16-bit, 32-bit or 64-bit?

Question 2: How do I see which boot protocol is adopted?

Question 3: What the different about efi-kernel?
Question 4: linux /boot/bzImage
The code for the protection mode was copied to 0x100000, and I found through debugging that it was the virtual address, and the physical address was 0x1000000, while the value of the bzImage header code32_start at 0x214/4 is 0x100000, is the value the physical address ?
And what the relationships between code32_start at 0x214/4 and pref_address at 0258/8?

Best regards,
Sherry Zhang

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