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maslan



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maslan
Arrow i have a question
can we put menuetos on the rom to boot if the computer fails to boot an os
as before (20 years before) when the computer fails to load an os it loads the basic on the rom , now the mother boards don't have basic so why we don't add menuetos if we can ?
thanks Smile

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Post 10 Mar 2004, 09:19
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pelaillo
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If you burn your own ROM with a tweaked bios it is possible. However, it will be useful when Menuet gets 1.0. At the moment it is evolving continuously so you will get a burned chip each month Wink
Post 11 Mar 2004, 03:11
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maslan



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maslan
so i can't add the it without creating my own bios and get a new mother board every month Very Happy (i've fujitsu seimans mother board which has a jumber which can get back my old bios) or i could by a dual bios mother board Smile

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Post 11 Mar 2004, 16:31
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pelaillo
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pelaillo
When you close the jumper, you clear the CMOS memory where your BIOS settings reside. BIOS is not affected because ROM cannot be changed.
Burning a chip (EEPROM) means storing bits permanently to it with a special device. It is not like RAM where bits are lost when the power goes down. An EEPROM keeps data until it is erased or rewritten by electrical current.

Maybe it is better to try to boot menuet from a flash drive and then in a future it could be stored in ROM. Wink
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Mike Hibbett



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I agree. much better to boot from compact flash. A pcmcia adaptor + compact flash sits nicely in the pcmcia slot, and you cannot see it. That only works if your bios supports compact flash of course.

An the nice thing with compact flash is you can have the ram disk on it. If you tried to store menuet on the bios flash rom, you would not have space for the ramdisk image, just the kernel ( I haven't see bios chips with more than 1M byte space yet )

Mike
Post 11 Mar 2004, 19:02
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spideros1



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You can have ROM bigger than 1MB if you connect few ROMs and add address decoder Razz
Post 11 Mar 2004, 19:32
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