I don't recall anyone saying anything about this in the recent future, but
I stumbled over the Specs to the new GigaByte motherboard (GA-BX2000)
earlier... - It offers 'Dual BIOS'
Follows is an extract of the related article on Gigabyte site:
Enter the concept of DualBIOS. The intent of DualBIOS, as you briefly
noted, is to provide a second BIOS in case of the infrequent occurrence of
a "BIOS failure". Without going into a long explanation, if the primary
BIOS "fails", the secondary BIOS takes over for the primary and you keep
running. Effectively the secondary BIOS acts as a "hot spare". If the BIOS
is actually good (electronically), but its data has become corrupted,
DualBIOS provides a copy of good BIOS code (stored in the secondary BIOS)
to allow you to use the included, automatically-activated utility to flash
the primary BIOS "back to health." If the BIOS is really dead
(electronically dead), then the secondary BIOS just keeps on going on its
own. Rather a simple, but innovative, approach to this problem.
The full story at: http://www.giga-byte.com/gigabyte-web/whydual.htm
Probably on of the most useful boards on teh market I would say, though we
would have to check that the first BIOS could be programed without altering
the second BIOS code....
'If you can't say anything constructive - don't say anything at all..'
I found an ATAPI/ATA-LL-Driver in c with 2 examples.
You can get it at ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/.3/sac/utilprog/atadrvr.zip
Perhaps somebody is interested in it. Anonymous, no copyright, no gnu,
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