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This is a GAS clone of (bkerndev)[http://www.osdever.net/bkerndev/Docs/title.htm].

bkerndev is a very nice tutorial for building a brand new kernel. However, it uses NASM as the default assembler, and a build.bat script to make the project.

I'm using Linux and learning GNU as (which uses the so-called AT&T syntax). So I followed this tutorial and implements the assembly part using GAS.

If you're interested in AT&T syntax and kernel development, this could be a reference to you.

Requirements To Build

You should have binutils and gcc installed. If you want to take advantage of the Makefile, then make is needed.

Additional: if you want to make an iso file from the kernel, you should have grub installed.

How to Build

  1. download the repository
  2. enter the working directory and run make
  3. if you want to make an iso. run make myos.iso

How to Run

I use qemu(which is a emulator) to test the kernel.

For kernel.bin: Run qemu-system-i386 -kernel kernel.bin

For myos.iso: Run qemu-system-i386 -cdrom myos.iso

What to expect?

After run qemu, a Hello World should appear on the screen.

Then about every second, a line One second has passed should appear on the screen.

Finally, any keys you pressed will appear on the screen.


I don't know what license of the original bkerndev has. So, I should say this follows the original.