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Old 03-09-2009, 03:03 PM   #1
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Default Beginner OS development in C

Hi, I'm new to OS programming but I do know the C language. I have this code that compiles, links, and turns into a floppy image without a problem. Then I run it with the emulator BOCHS. I type kernel 200+9 into the grub prompt, then boot. The problem is nothing displays on the screen. I think this is a really beginner question, but does anyone know why it's not working?

volatile unsigned char* videoram = (volatile unsigned char *) 0xb8000;

void printstr(char string[])
   int i = 0;
   for (i = 0, i < 2, i++)
      videoram[2*i] = string[i];
      videoram[1+(2*i)] = 0x07;

void kmain( void* mbd, unsigned int magic )

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Old 06-28-2009, 07:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: Beginner OS development in C

I haven't programmed in C in years, and have never done OS programming, however shouldn't the second function be
 void main
instead of
 void kmain
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