Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Future of BIOS Disassembly Ninjutsu Uncovered

Now, finally I have latest update from my publisher regarding BIOS Disassembly Ninjutsu Uncovered that I wrote a while ago.

The English version of this book is now out-of-print and will not be printed for a little while until I can find new publisher who wants to acquire the right to re-print it or I might come up with another option(s).

For those who needs this book as fast as possible, please contact They might still have some books left in their inventory.

As soon as I have come up with the solution. I'll post an update in this blog.

If you're asking why it happens, it's because the Russia-based publisher A-list Publishing who publish the book is closing down their US operation due to economic pressure.

As for the Russian version of the book, it will be available as usual from

That's it for the moment.

I have received the contract termination for the English edition of BIOS Disassembly Ninjutsu Uncovered. Please read this post for further details.
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Arctor said...

...and book purchased, sir. Hopefully they still have it in stock. Any suggestions on where to start looking for a "gross anatomy" of AMI/Award/HP/etc BIOS?


Darmawan Salihun said...

I made in-depth articles about Award BIOS version 4.51 PGNM few years ago. It's available at Award BIOS Reverse Engineering. Award BIOS version 6.00 PG which is used by current BIOS has the same structure. In fact most BIOS has the same structure, i.e. a plain binary executable boot block and a compressed system BIOS.

Anonymous said...

You know that an out-of-print book is important when it starts to go for several hundred dollars on amazon used.

Darmawan Salihun said...

Yes, of course. I'm working day and night to get the 2nd edition out the door ;-)

Anonymous said...

Yahoo! GeoCities has been shut down, like AOL Hometown.

Happily, its contents are still alive at the WayBack Machine:

However, you could investigate about ReoCities