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Dual Function ROM that Controls the Initial Program Load (IPL)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038316D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Edrington, J Pancoast, S Yee, T [+details]

Abstract

This disclosure describes a process that allows a personal computer to IPL from internal disk or diskette media, or alternately from a local area network server or other communications medium. The selection of the IPL source is based on what equipment is installed and on operator preference.