Bios Emulation

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by anybastard, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. anybastard

    anybastard MDL Novice

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    Hi guys ,

    I need your feedback .

    Can you tell me if possible emulate ( virtualize ) the bios present inside branded units ?

    My target is take the screenshots ( instead of pics with a camera ) in order to make some presentation for my company .

    BTW is not a problem have bios files

    If the answer is no , do you know a possible workaround ?

    Thanks a lot in advance for your answers

    BR
    AnyB.
     
  2. Yen

    Yen Admin
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    There are tools such as Phoenix BIOS editor which have the ability to emulate, but it's the only one I know. It works for Phoenix BIOSes only. An emulation is no real behavior, though and the screen is looking different compared to the real BIOS. I use the emulate function to test modifications...
    Example: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...x-BIOSes/page2?p=599293&viewfull=1#post599293

    You can see there is no value for total memory....


    To take screenshots of the real BIOS you can:

    -Have a look if it has a screen shot option (modern have it, one just needs to plug in a USB pen drive (FAT16/32) and press F12 for instance.)

    -If not you need to record the DVI output somehow, perhaps using a PVR. But that I guess is more complicated than to take a picture with a mobile phone's cam...
     
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  3. anybastard

    anybastard MDL Novice

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    Hi Yen ,

    thanks a lot for your answer .

    BR
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  4. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Like Yen has suggested. All the MSI motherboards now let you take screen shots to USB so I would assume others would be similar...