* G.Marshall <g.marshall(a)dalmany.co.uk> [050131 14:13]:
At Stefan's suggestion, I have downloaded the
latest V2 snapshot. I
expected a Makefile, configure or README in the base directory which told
me where to start and how to progress. I have found some details
regarding a 2.4.0 kernel, but that appears to relate to V1. I have also
looked at the LinuxBIOS.pdf by Anthony Stone.
Assuming you just want to flash the bios with a given rom image, go to
freebios2/util/flash_and_burn/ and do make there. The resulting
flash_rom utility might help.
For detailed information how to build LinuxBIOS itself for a given platform,
The SIS6x0 is not yet supported by the LinuxBIOS v2 tree yet. Which
means you cannot replace your motherboard bios with LinuxBIOS on those
Openbios did not work for me, bios.ko had problems
with my NIC.
From what I can see, flash_and_burn contains support
for all chipsets
and most if not all flashchips that /dev/bios supports, plus it is
intrusive, being a userspace program. I should probably drop /dev/bios