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> of the topic mebbe.. but does booting of a floppy also end up in my using
> the PC in a real mode and not a protected mode?

Booting is always done in real mode.  This is because it is done by the
bios, which is always in real mode.  However, once the booted program gets
control it can do anything it wants, including switching the processor to
protected mode.  This has nothing to do with whether the machine is booted
from a floppy, hard drive, or anywhere else.

So to answer your question, it depends solely on what the booted program
does.


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