Maybe you can use the open source coreboot/SeaBIOS projects?
It would be stupid to write your own BIOS from scratch, much better to
just take these successful implementations and use them

By the way, if you have coreboot-supported motherboard, it is already
possible with 1 simple command to include the FreeDOS floppy
to your coreboot+SeaBIOS build

Best regards,
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2018-01-07 21:41 GMT+03:00 Z. B. <>:
> On Sat, Jan 06, 2018 at 04:15:08PM +0000, Samuel V. via Freedos-user wrote:
>> I was thinking that it could become necessary to start implementing a 
>> FreeDOS version that included natively its own BIOS, and that this 
>> combination of FreeDOS/BIOS is implemented entirely native as 32 or 64-bit 
>> code, to keep using the known DOS environment, the same DOS/BIOS INT calls 
>> programming style (now also with other ways to call services), but extending 
>> everything to more modern CPU modes.
>> The intention is to update FreeDOS and the BIOS to 32 and 64-bit modes, 
>> without forgetting the original 16-bit version, but now giving native access 
>> to features that DOS would benefit from, but that aren't available in Real 
>> Mode, like many Gigabytes of RAM, large IDE/SATA hard disks, more capable 
>> drivers, more file systems.
>> Would you use a FreeDOS version that was entirely native to 32 or 64 bits?
>> I've thought that it would be a great additional project and that it would 
>> definitely make FreeDOS and DOS in general, along with an integrated BIOS, 
>> live as a valid OS choice for any user as long as there are PCs, at least 
>> x86 ones.
> (site seems to be down at the moment)
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> regards,
> Zbigniew
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