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    1 = AirBoot =
     1= !AirBoot =
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    33== Description ==
     
    55
    66== Welcome ==
    7 AirBoot is a track0 Boot Manager.[[BR]]
     7!AirBoot is a track0 Boot Manager.[[BR]]
    88That means it is stored at the very start of the disk,[[BR]]
    99just after the Master Boot Record.[[BR]]
    1010[[BR]]
    11 AirBoot is also an interactive Boot Manager,[[BR]]
     11!AirBoot is also an interactive Boot Manager,[[BR]]
    1212which means it presents a list of Operating Systems in a menu[[BR]]
    1313from which the user can select one to boot.[[BR]]
    1414
    1515== A Little History ==
    16 AirBoot was initially designed and developed by Martin Kiewitz,[[BR]]
     16!AirBoot was initially designed and developed by Martin Kiewitz,[[BR]]
    1717back at the time when LBA addressing was just becoming mainstream.[[BR]]
    1818Over time, Martin continued to add features and fix reported problems,[[BR]]
    1919which resulted in a stable and mature product.[[BR]]
    2020[[BR]]
    21 When huge harddisks (>512 GiB) became more mainstream,[[BR]]
     21When huge harddisks (>512 GiB) became more mainstream,[[BR]]
    2222the OS/2 Boot Manager was not capable of correctly handling them.[[BR]]
    23 After some investigation, it became clear that AirBoot would be a very[[BR]]
     23After some investigation, it became clear that !AirBoot would be a very[[BR]]
    2424suitable candidate to replace the aging OS/2 Boot Manager,[[BR]]
    2525but a few things needed to be fixed first.[[BR]]
    2626[[BR]]
    2727Martin however, had moved on to other projects and was not[[BR]]
    28 developing AirBoot anymore, but he kindly gave his permission to modify[[BR]]
    29 AirBoot in any way required such that it could replace the OS/2 Boot Manager.[[BR]]
    30 With the release of eComStation v2.1 (2011), AirBoot was ready to replace[[BR]]
     28developing !AirBoot anymore, but he kindly gave his permission to modify[[BR]]
     29!AirBoot in any way required such that it could replace the OS/2 Boot Manager.[[BR]]
     30With the release of eComStation v2.1 (2011), !AirBoot was ready to replace[[BR]]
    3131the OS/2 Boot Manager and so it was included in that release.[[BR]]
    3232[[BR]]
    33 It is safe to say that AirBoot saved the day at a time when[[BR]]
     33It is safe to say that !AirBoot saved the day at a time when[[BR]]
    3434huge harddisks came along and the fight for primary partitions got worse.[[BR]]
    3535[[BR]]
    3636'''Thank you Martin ! '''[[BR]]
    3737
    38 == Some AirBoot Highlights ==
     38== Some !AirBoot Highlights ==
    3939=== No Primary Partition Required ===
    40 Because AirBoot is written in (neat and compact) Assembler,[[BR]]
     40Because !AirBoot is written in (neat and compact) Assembler,[[BR]]
    4141it is small enough to fit in the track0 (nowhereland) space.[[BR]]
    42 So, unlike OS/2 Boot Manager, AirBoot does not require a primary partition,[[BR]]
     42So, unlike OS/2 Boot Manager, !AirBoot does not require a primary partition,[[BR]]
    4343resolving the problem that occured with Windows 7 OEM installations.[[BR]]
    4444And since OS/2 has had long time capability of booting from logical partitions,[[BR]]
     
    4646
    4747=== On The Fly Partition Scanning ===
    48 When AirBoot starts it scans all partitions[[BR]]
     48When !AirBoot starts it scans all partitions[[BR]]
    4949on all disks and enumerates them in a list which is then presented.[[BR]]
    5050Whenever partitions are added or removed,[[BR]]
    51 at the next boot AirBoot presents these changes immediately.[[BR]]
     51at the next boot !AirBoot presents these changes immediately.[[BR]]
    5252=== Built-in Setup ===
    53 AirBoot contains a Setup mode which allows[[BR]]
    54 configuration directly from within AirBoot itself.[[BR]]
     53!AirBoot contains a Setup mode which allows[[BR]]
     54configuration directly from within !AirBoot itself.[[BR]]
    5555No other tools required.[[BR]]
    5656=== Support For Huge Harddisks ===
    5757Under OS/2, huge harddisks are handled by using a special geometry.[[BR]]
    58 AirBoot understands this special geometry, allowing OS/2 to boot from[[BR]]
     58!AirBoot understands this special geometry, allowing OS/2 to boot from[[BR]]
    5959partitions located above the 512 GiB boundary.[[BR]]
    6060=== Operating System Agnostic ===
    61 While the major focus of AirBoot is booting OS/2,[[BR]]
     61While the major focus of !AirBoot is booting OS/2,[[BR]]
    6262it has always been capable of booting other operating-systems.[[BR]]
    6363It supports booting many versions of Windows and booting Linux is[[BR]]
    6464done by chainloading GRUB.[[BR]]
    6565
    66 == Before Using AirBoot ==
    67 Before installing AirBoot,[[BR]]
     66== Before Using !AirBoot ==
     67Before installing !AirBoot,[[BR]]
    6868it would be a good idea to learn a little bit more about it.[[BR]]
    6969This is especially true with regard to partitioning harddisks the way[[BR]]
     
    7272[[BR]]
    7373See the section below where[[BR]]
    74 to download AirBoot or view its manual.[[BR]]
     74to download !AirBoot or view its manual.[[BR]]
    7575
    76 == AirBoot Downloads ==
     76== !AirBoot Downloads ==
    7777[https://rousseaux.github.io/netlabs.air-boot/downloads/AirBoot-v1.1.0.zip][[BR]]
    78 (bootloader, installers & manual)[[BR]]
    79 ''(** contact information is out-of-date **)''[[BR]]
     78(bootloader, installers & manual)[[BR]]
     79''(!** contact information is out-of-date !**)''[[BR]]
    8080[[BR]]
    8181[https://rousseaux.github.io/netlabs.air-boot/pdf/AirBoot-v1.1.0-manual.pdf][[BR]]
    8282(pdf-format)[[BR]]
    83 ''(** contact information is out-of-date **)''[[BR]]
     83''(!** contact information is out-of-date !**)''[[BR]]
    8484
    8585=== Developer Notes ===