David Hendricks wrote:
If all you need is a reprogrammer, you can always use
the hot swap trick
(Described on this list and the wiki). Or better yet, for about $25US (
) you can get a
BIOS Savior to make the process less hazardous to your mainboard's health.
It's a piggyback device with a switch so you don't even need to remove it
once installed--Just flip the switch to go back and forth between ROMs.
The OLPC BIOS chip is soldered on the board, so the BIOS saviour and the
hot swap trick unfortunately won't work.
Semi-OT: Does Google use LinuxBIOS? AFAICS that would be a natural fit.