Suggested mechanism of burning a LinuxBIOS on FLASH ROMS

Eric W. Biederman ebiederman at
Wed Apr 9 14:59:01 CEST 2003

"Deepak Kotian" <dkotian3 at> writes:

> Hi,
>     This may be a very basic simple question, but I do not know a very good
> answer/solution
>     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
> the
>     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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