> So, you are saying that this is because there is not a seperate
> "No BIOS" and "BIOS" section (or entry prefix) in the hints file,
> so that in a non-PnP system, both the "No BIOS" and "BIOS"
> entries will be examined, whereas on a PnP system, only the "BIOS"
> entries will be examined?
This would be an unnecessary complication.
> PS: The "BIOS" section could be shipped non-empty, if it had
> a "per-rogue" setion or prefix... then known broken PnP BIOS
> systems would "just work".
The amount of work involved in making this "just work" would be pretty
enormous, and most of the applicable systems are approaching "relic"
status, making it hard to find them in order to debug.
... every activity meets with opposition, everyone who acts has his
rivals and unfortunately opponents also. But not because people want
to be opponents, rather because the tasks and relationships force
people to take different points of view. [Dr. Fritz Todt]
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