getting DMA to work (non-linux bios related)

GNUOrder gnuorder at
Mon Sep 23 00:15:00 CEST 2002

On Sunday 22 September 2002 21:26, Ronald G Minnich wrote:
> On 22 Sep 2002, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> > Be very, very careful with this.  Writing the rom is easy.
> > Finding and setting all of the stupid CMOS type parameters
> > in the romimage is a much more difficult proposition.
> this is true. What we have done here is:
> - dump cmos with Brian Finley's little cmos reader
> - flash bios
> - write cmos with Brian Finley's cmos writer
> ron

Well luckly the roms were up to date but unluckly that didn't fix the 
problem.  I ended up solving the problem going back to a 2.4.18 kernel from  Something redhat patched their 2.4.18 kernel with is also in 
2.4.19 and the fix in the 2.4.19-acX and 2.4.20-acX patches would cause the 
kernel to lock on boot.  We just had to patch the driver to the eepro1000 to 
it and we were readt to go.  thanks for the the advice though.  I'm sure 
linuxbios would be much easier to upgrade remotely.


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