I have motherboard with chipset (VIA C3 processor).
The motherboard has a watchdog timer, 7-Segment LED disply and modeswitch feature.
I would like to replace the existing AwardBios by linuxbios
as the AwardBios takes around 6-7 seconds for all it's checking.
i.e. after 6/7 seconds, I get the lilo prompt.
There seems to be now way to reduce this time to 2-3 seconds in Award
Bios to the best of my knowledge.
I want to bring it down to 1-2 seconds or less than that.
I beleive, linuxbios would help in that matter.
Could anyone please help me in this. Please let me know.
I am new in customizing/flashing a bios on a motherboard. Can I get some literature as well apart from the above views.
Would the existing linuxbios supported, where can I the
latest source for the bios.
What would be procedure involved, if I need to do it.
Any help on this would be appreciated.
Thanks and Regards
As being a novice when it comes to linuxbios, i was wondering what would
need to be done to have linuxbios be able to boot from a usb device?
IE: usb cdrom, usb HD, usb CF reader, usb pen drive, etc....
Is this something that would have to be done (or would be better
accomplished) after linux loads its usb drivers, etc.. ?
Basically you need flash_rom to flash romimage. It can be built from cvs
tree(freebios/util/flash_and_burn). Here is the step to flash,
1. enable flash writable
$ setpci -s 0:11.0 40.b=54
2. flash romimage
$ flash_rom romimage
Hope this help.
On Tue, Dec 31, 2002 at 09:25:57PM -0000, Sorin Suciu wrote:
> Can anyone help me with the procedures needed to setup LinuxBios for a VIA EPIA?
> Got the rom image and the kernel. I need to flash it but I haven't got the software. Is this process documented somewhere (as www.linuxbios.org ) does not seem to work and www.cwlinux.com
> documentation is not very explicit in this direction. Any help, suggestion would be greatly appreciated..
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Works fine. My earlier problem was as follows: I have a PS/2 power supply
with soft power switch always jumpered on. I would turn on this power
supply, the EPIA would get power, but it needs to also still see a closure
on the power switch before it will come up.
Soft power is not always your friend.
Now, the question is, what's the right etherboot image for this board?
Anybody built one yet?
Thanks to Andrew and Kevin for all their fine work on this board.
$105 now gets you a PIII/800 equivalent. Amazing.
Can anyone help me with the procedures needed to setup LinuxBios for a VIA EPIA?
Got the rom image and the kernel. I need to flash it but I haven't got the software. Is this process documented somewhere (as www.linuxbios.org ) does not seem to work and www.cwlinux.com
documentation is not very explicit in this direction. Any help, suggestion would be greatly appreciated..