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Title Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) Quick Reference
Describes configuring AMT through BIOS extension menu, after selecting AMT from a choice of AMT or ASF on a BIOS System Setup screen. Dated Oct. 2005 according to http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-020828.htm.
Patent/Application # 6353885
This patent specifically refers to configuring a device via user selectable BIOS configuration settings. (This patent also teaches an improvement over user interaction to obtain a setting, the improvement being use of a smart card encoded with same.) A specific setting for "management alert format" is not mentioned however.
Annotations(2) Submitted by: Robert VilaLast updated: over 5 years ago
Patent/Application # 5390324
This patent describes a method to detect errors in the BIOS during the POST process. When an error is detected, the user can be alerted via a pager.
Patent/Application # US6178503
Patent by PowerQuest for BootMagic boot menu for multiple operating systems.
Patent/Application # US6928542
US6928542 provides for detecting various OS's on a PDA and displaying them in a menu for user selection. Includes a POST step.
Patent/Application # 5379431
US Patent 5379431, System boots a processor and attached peripherals. Resets storage of peripherals. Then, initializes a simple environment to activate operating system, enabling file sharing and other basic services to customize IO devices, system preferences, and hardware configurations.
Annotations(1) #9It's a boot manager for BIOS Applies to Claims 1,10,11,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,2,21,3,5,6,7,8,9 Submitted by: George BradfordLast updated: over 5 years ago
Name/Title GNU GRUB
System Type Application Program
It's GRUB for BIOS!
Patent/Application # 6381742
A software package manager uses a distribution unit containing components for a software package and a manifest file that describes the distribution unit to manage the installation, execution, and uninstallation of software packages on a computer.
Annotations(0) Submitted by: Bob LoblawCreated: almost 6 years ago
Patent/Application # 7,185,189
Patent number 7,185,189