intel 440bx failures <-- good thread

Roger rogerxxmaillist at
Fri Aug 15 17:42:00 CEST 2003

On Fri, 2003-08-15 at 12:26, ron minnich wrote:
> On 15 Aug 2003, Roger wrote:
> > (BTW. I can send a beginning hexdump/edit of the bios chip for
> > verification that it is being burned properly. )
> sure, send it along.
> ron
> > >From what has been briefed to me, the DOC MIL chip will mimic a standard
> > flash DIP and doesn't need docipl(?) -- docipl is needed in order to use
> > nftl to install something like a root partition on the chip?
> There is no way you can get 440bx memory up in 512 bytes. No DOC MIL on 
> 440bx.
> > I've also tried flashing the builds to a standard DIP 2Mb/256kb flash
> > (even though I know it doesn't fit :-).
> So it won't work anyway.
> ron

ok. point well made. now i'll go into a slumber with a couple of bottles
for the next few days :-/

when i become conscience again, i'll try to see how many friendly emails
my intel archs can turn out and send to intel ;-)

within this year. i'll be looking at investing $$$ into h/w that *does*
make use of linuxbios since i'm tired of the old amibios/award bioses.



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