flashing the bios

Nathanael Noblet nathanael at gnat.ca
Tue Apr 22 13:21:00 CEST 2003

On Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at 11:48  AM, ron minnich wrote:

> On Tue, 22 Apr 2003, Nathanael Noblet wrote:
>> Ok, so again here I am working on a sis 530 based board. I'd like to
>> copy the bios to disk as a precaution, I would also like to flash
>> linuxbios to the flash chip. I also need to know how to get the kernel
>> in the right place on the DoC. Are there any docs on how to do that? I
>> have looked at the flash_and_burn utils, which work only for the
>> 630/950 sis stuff. Where do I go from now?
> if you are using doc, use MTD. It has worked well for DoC.

ok, so I use MTD (you mean the mtd stuff in the kernel) to put both 
linuxbios AND the kernel on the DoC? If so, are there docs out there 
about how to do this, doesn't linuxbios need to be on the flash chip?

> use dumpdevmem to save your current flash to disk.


> you can fix flash_rom to burn flash on the 550, I doubt there is much
> difference.

the less work the better... ;)

Nathanael Noblet
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