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Maintenance OS For Personal Computers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012285D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Apr-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Apr-25

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This invention provides a maintenance OS, a built in light weight Linux in personal computers, in Pre-Windows environment with a set of abundant maintenance that has network connectivity, GUI, I18N and L10N support, great flexibility and extensibility to add system management functions easily. 1. We build a slave USB flash memory chip on the mainboard. The chip is connected to the USB hub and stores the light weight Linux system. 2. We build the light weight Linux using compression technologies and system cutting technologies. 3. We develop a maintenance OS update software both in Windows environment and in Pre-Windows environment to update the Linux system that resides in the fixed flash memory.