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franka



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franka
http://www.uwsg.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0702.2/2343.html

wow ! there is now an open bios now on current mobo ! just flash menuet right on top of it in mobo BIOS chip and you have a dream machine !!

I needed to buy another board soon anyway !

how much KB does it need in flash memory ?
Post 24 Feb 2007, 17:16
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franka



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franka
the board looks OK and is 100 Euro roughly.

too bad it hasn't got a TOPHAT flash-socket like elitegroup (after bad flash just flip spare chip on top of it one time and take it off while powered on). 4 MBit flash

Supports Xpress BIOS Rescue, whatever that is. (protected area ?
shadow flash ?)
bios can be downloaded from internet & flashed , from within BIOS already (TFTP or sth)

a minimal linux is 300 KBytes. maybe menuet does it at 100 ?

only thing is, since menuet relies on legacy bios, one would have to write some ersatz BIOS routines on top of linuxbios. Rolling Eyes
Post 24 Feb 2007, 17:36
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daniel.lewis



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Or patch up Menuet so it doesn't need the BIOS. This I think is the more sensible path.

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dd 0x90909090 ; problem solved.
Post 28 Mar 2008, 09:51
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Tolle



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Quote:
menuet relies on legacy bios

IIRC Only for booting(eg. the M32 blue screen) and vesa bankswitching.
Post 29 Mar 2008, 14:36
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