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Linux Tutorial Glossary - BIOS

BIOS

Basis Input/Output Services. Special chip set on the computer that is used to access the hardware. Mainly used during boot-up and shutdown, although operating systems such as DOS use it as the primary means of accessing the hardware. The term BIOS is used for both the chip itself and the routines contained within the chip.

bus   CMOS   Central Processing Unit   POST  

References:

The Computer Itself -> Basic Input-Output Services and the System Bus -> Basic Input-Output Services and the System Bus
The Computer Itself -> The Expansion Bus -> The Expansion Bus
The Computer Itself -> The Expansion Bus -> The Small Computer Systems Interface SCSI
The Computer Itself -> Hard Disks -> Hard Disks
Installing and Upgrading -> Preparing for the Installation -> Preparing for the Installation
Installing and Upgrading -> Adding Hardware -> SCSI Devices
Installing and Upgrading -> Adding Hardware -> EIDE Drives
  
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