Suggested mechanism of burning a LinuxBIOS on FLASH ROMS
Eric W. Biederman
ebiederman at lnxi.com
Wed Apr 9 14:59:01 CEST 2003
"Deepak Kotian" <dkotian3 at vsnl.net> writes:
> This may be a very basic simple question, but I do not know a very good
> to do this.
> If I want to burn LinuxBIOS, I can use the burn_mtd script , it may write it
> successfully as well, but if linuxbios is not correctly built. I cannot get
> any O.S started on this machine, which means I would need to replace the
> BIOS FLASH ROM with a one with proper BIOS and bring up the machine.
> Is there a way I can re-program the old BIOS on to the corrupted FLASH ROMS.
> Please note,I do not have a PLC or any kind of FLASH programmer with me. Can
> I do without it.
Usually it is recommeded for bootstraping and development that you either
have a spare rom chip, which you can hot swap in to flash, or that you have
an external burner.
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