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tas3086
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TBOS UEFI testing

Post by tas3086 »

Found some interesting things when testing TBOS/UEFI and my existing scripts.

1) there is a new Operating System Environment Variable now: UEFI in addition to DOS,WIN, and Linux

2) GETSYSINFO seems to work as normal

3) GETHDINFO returns the PEN drive info correctly as it was the booted drive, but hangs when going any further. System locks or loops, only PowerOff/reset only recovery.

4) keyboard causes duplicate keypresses if key held down more than just a quick tap. Hitting 2 different keys quickly, will generate 2 characters of the first key pressed and nothing for the second. Keyboard is touchy!

5) I assume that in order to run Image, that I need to extract the IMAGEU.efi, from image for uefi, and I also assume that the tbos exec will run it. (command states .EXE's) Or is there an IMAGEU.exe somewhere?

6) is there a GUI Image version for uefi, or is the CUI the only possibility?

Is there any documentation available for the TBOS/UEFI implementation?
TeraByte Support
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Re: TBOS UEFI testing

Post by TeraByte Support »

you should probably wait until the next update which is also when BIU comes
out, a lot of work done under UEFI and ensuring everything working across
all platforms similarly. The initial version will be CUI image, but easy
to build the GUI.

"tas3086" wrote in message news:15045@public.tbosdt...

Found some interesting things when testing TBOS/UEFI and my existing
scripts.

1) there is a new Operating System Environment Variable now: UEFI in
addition to DOS,WIN, and Linux

2) GETSYSINFO seems to work as normal

3) GETHDINFO returns the PEN drive info correctly as it was the booted
drive, but hangs when going any further. System locks or loops, only
PowerOff/reset only recovery.

4) keyboard causes duplicate keypresses if key held down more than just a
quick tap. Hitting 2 different keys quickly, will generate 2 characters of
the first key pressed and nothing for the second. Keyboard is touchy!

5) I assume that in order to run Image, that I need to extract the
IMAGEU.efi, from image for uefi, and I also assume that the tbos exec will
run it. (command states .EXE's) Or is there an IMAGEU.exe somewhere?

6) is there a GUI Image version for uefi, or is the CUI the only
possibility?

Is there any documentation available for the TBOS/UEFI implementation?

Eric
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Re: TBOS UEFI testing

Post by Eric »

Many thanks for that feedback.
I think that some issues that you have (like for the keyboard) are due to the UEFI envrionment, not tbosdt.efi.
The image program is imageu.efi. No .exe under UEFI. It is launched from tbos with the exec comand. Same parameters than from DOS.
Eric
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Re: TBOS UEFI testing

Post by Eric »

In the documentation for tbosdt (tbosdt.pdf and tbscript.pdf) there are some stuffs related to UEFI (you can search for "UEFI").

tas3086 wrote:
> Is there any documentation available for the TBOS/UEFI implementation?
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