Pre-Grant Publication Number: 20070162625
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*nix) is an attempt to not only create a fully featured rescue/demo system on
a single CD, but also to unburden the user from the task of hardware identification
and configuration of drivers, devices and X11 for his or her specific
Patent/Application # US5826090
Operating system that only loads specific hardware support for the booting hardware.
Title AIX 5.2 Commands Reference, Volume 1, a - c
Configures devices and optionally installs device software by running the programs specified in the Configuration Rules object class.
Title IBM Journal of Research and Development, Volume 48, Number 3/4, 2004
This article describes the IBM zSeries IPL process where a system load program (device driver) is loaded from the system SE (service element).
Patent/Application # 20050160157
Systems and methods that provide for automatic device driver identification and installation. Each peripheral device to be added to a computer network or coupled to a personal computer is configured to have a uniform resource locator (URL) stored in its onboard firmware ... The Internet site downloads a driver installation package for the peripheral device to the browser that is appropriate to the personal computer and operating system, and that is capable of implementing a driver installation process without a user specifying any option selections.
Annotations(0) Submitted by: Bill HladikLast updated: almost 6 years ago
Patent/Application # 6442683
Reads like the exact same thing.
Annotations(0) #43System and method for installing and servicing an operating system in a computer or information appliance . Applies to Claims 1,10,13,14,15,16,17,2,20,3,4,5,7,8,9 Submitted by: Hunter ChoreyLast updated: over 5 years ago
Patent/Application # 6763458
The invention provides apparatus, computer program, and method for multiple operating system support and a fast startup capability in a computer or information appliance. It permits execution of one of a plurality of available operating systems at the time of powering on the device and where data generated within one of the plurality of operating systems is available to a different application program executing within a different operating system on the same device.
Annotations(0) #42Dynamically configurable portable computer system Applies to Claims 1,10,13,14,15,16,17,2,20,3,4,5,7,8,9 Submitted by: Hunter ChoreyLast updated: over 5 years ago
Patent/Application # 5014193
A dynamically configurable computer system which includes apparatus for storing former and sensed current system configuration data and for automatically reconfiguring the system without user interaction.
Patent/Application # 6772420
Methods and systems consistent with the present invention utilize a unique hardware address of a first network device to determine and locate an appropriate driver software for controlling the network device. Once the driver software has been located, it is installed on a network server, or other network device, capable of controlling the first network device. This method operates automatically, absent user intervention, each time a new device enters a network.
Annotations(1) #38Method and system for providing device driver configurations on demand Applies to Claims 1,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,2,20,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 Submitted by: Kent WilliamsCreated: almost 6 years ago
Patent/Application # 5,815,731
A method and system for providing device driver configurations on demand during runtime within a computer system is disclosed. In accordance with a method of the present invention, a Hardware Namespace is constructed by a Hardware Resource Manager and a Logical Device Namespace is constructed by a Logical Device Manager within the computer system. A determination is made as to whether or not the peripheral device is contained within the Hardware Namespace and whether or not a device driver for the peripheral device is also contained within the Logical Device Namespace, ...