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Re: Grub Memory Map - Processor

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: Grub Memory Map - Processor
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 16:21:19 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 10:00:43AM -0700, Juan_2007 wrote:
> I need to make a Project for the University and i wanted to know if any of
> you guys, knew if the Grub left any information regarding the type of
> microprocessor that the computer is using.  i know the grub leaves
> information about the amount of memory and i suppose it does the same with
> the microprocessor, if any of you have any clues about it, or where can i
> get that info, i´ll be glad to know.  The GRUB webpage has an incomplete
> manual, and the part of the memory map y incomplete so i can´t read it from
> there.

Check the `cpuid' command.  It's quite incomplete (currently only detects
long mode flag), but the interface was designed with extensibility in mind
(patches to add detection for new cpuid stuff welcome).

Robert Millan

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