How to create raw binary executable?

Brian Catlin
Mon Apr 5 04:42:00 GMT 2010

I’ve read megabytes of documentation until my eyes started bleeding, but I
cannot figure this out.

I am writing embedded software for the PC platform, and I need to create
executable files that contain just code – no headers or sections – that can
be called by the BIOS boot loader.  My development platform is Windows, and
the majority of the code is written in Ada (GNAT).  Is there a way to tell
GNATlink or LD to create such an output file, or do I need to build a
special version of GCC?  If I need a special version of GCC, how do I build

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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