Once a body hath turned to ash, the soul which once inhabited it is sent on to its next life. It, therefore, takes a miracle of enormous magnitude to reclaim it. Realize first that the spirit must leave another body and another life in order to return to thee. If thou perceives that the need for the return of thy companion is so great as to be willing to give five marks of thy wisdom in sacrifice, then beseech the One who is Truth and Wisdom. Allow a tear from each of thine eyes to fall upon the ashes. As thy tears mix with the ashes, so shall they reconstitute thee, and life shall be restored.
...erm, in other words, sorry for reviving this old thread. I'm also looking for a real IBM VGA BIOS image. I've managed to find all kinds of AT and XT BIOSes as well as Super VGA BIOSes from many manufacturers... but not the one from IBM. So if any1 can help me I'd be very grateful. I'm mostly after the fonts (8x8, 8x14, 8x16, and the "alternate" 9x14 and 9x16 substitution tables). The SVGA BIOSes that I have found all seem to have subtle or not so subtle differences in that area, that's why I'd love to have the original font data. Consider it a pursuit of anality if you will.